Fosamax (generic name: alendronate) belongs to a family of drugs used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Although Fosamax and other bisphosphonates strengthen bone, they may have the reverse effect and may weaken bone instead. “Dead Jaw” is a condition of the jaw where the bone becomes weakened. The technical term for this condition: osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Studies linked it to the use of Fosamax. Unexplained thigh fractures have also been linked to Fosamax users and warrant the attention of a Fosamax injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Fosamax Side Effects
If you are a loved one has experienced any of the following symptoms, speak with your medical care provider immediately. Fosamax side effects users may experience include:
- Severe infections
- Also, loosening of teeth
- Exposed jaw bone
- Unexplained thigh bone fractures
As with any prescription drug, do not stop taking a medically prescribed drug without first speaking with your physician.
Do You Need A Fosamax Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using Fosamax, you need an experienced Fosamax injury lawyer. Our team of lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve; especially to cover prolonged medical care, pain and loss of income. So, don’t wait and contact us today!