Fosamax Femur Fractures
What is Fosamax?
Fosamax (alendronate sodium) manufactured by (Merck & Company) belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates, and they decrease the activity of cells which break down bone. It is marketed alone as well as in combination with vitamin D. Fosamax was approved by the FDA in September, 1995.
What is Fosamax prescribed for?
Fosamax is a prescription medicine for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis (thinning of bone) in women after menopause. It reduces the chance of having a hip or spinal fracture (break). Other uses include treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis and the treatment of osteoporosis in either men or women who are taking corticosteroid medicines.
Dangers Associated with Fosamax
October 2010 the FDA started requiring drug manufacturers of bisphosphonate medications including Fosamax to warn it’s users of bone fractures and to seek medical attention should they experience groin or thigh pain while using Fosamax. There have been several medical studies published linking Fosamax to low energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures.
What can I do if I have been injured by Fosamax?
If you or a loved one has suffered a femur fracture or any other serious side effect as the result of taking Fosamax, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!