Fosamax is a medication created to help osteoporosis, a bone disease which generally affects postmenopausal women in the United States. Fosamax is used by both men and women to treat the disease. It can be taken orally in either a pill or fluid format, and is generally consumed on an empty stomach.
The drug is used in aid of rebuilding and fortifying weak bones so that the person can avoid debilitating and harmful fractures of the bones. This little tablet helps control Paget's disease and osteoporosis, but unfortunately it cannot prevent or cure them.
It's unfortunate, but medication like Fosamax can cause serious complications for its users. Just like other osteoporosis dugs, Fosamax will cause severe gastrointestinal problems such as nausea and constipation. In rare instances, Fosamax can even result in Osteonecrosis of the jaw (or 'dead jaw') and harm one's ability to eat, swallow and speak.
The pharmaceutical industry has developed and marketed numerous amounts of medications to prevent and treat these conditions, but unfortunately all of these drugs have severe side effects. Because the medications alter basic bodily functions so dramatically, the consequences of taking these medications can be sometimes be awful. Additional side effects can often include sleeplessness, nausea and fatigue.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of osteoporosis medication such as Fosamax then you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. It's important that you call an experienced and knowledgeable osteoporosis drug attorney today.