Fosamax is a drug prominently prescribed to post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. It is also prescribed to treat osteoporosis in men and women taking corticosteroids, a type of medication that can cause osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease, a condition in which the bones are soft and weak, and may be deformed.
Recent medical studies have associated Fosamax with fractures of the femur, the large bone in the thigh. These fractures occur in the bone just below the hip joint, and can be extremely painful.
Recent medical studies have also associated Fosamax with a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ. ONJ occurs when the bone in the jaw dies, or does not heal. It can result in soft-tissue swelling, pain, infection, loose teeth, and exposed bones.
In addition, Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs have been related to the following medical conditions:
- Esophageal Cancer
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Severe Musculoskeletal Pain
Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs can have severe risks for those using it to treat their osteoporosis. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Fosamax, and have suffered from a fracture of the femur, jaw deterioration, or any of the other problems listed above, please contact the Law Firm of Tapella & Eberspacher LLC. You can reach us at (217)239-7800, at (618)638-7800. We have offices in both central Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Let Tapella & Eberspacher LLC assist you in protecting your rights against the makers of this dangerous drugs.