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Does long term use (10 or more years) of Fosamax increase the risk of a bone break?

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suzanne66 23 Mar 2010

There is certainly thought in the medical profession that long term use of Biophosphonates (fosamax) may result in brittle bones that are more prone to fracture. However more research is needed.
See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2010/03/bisphosphonates-osteoporosis-medications.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35817580/ns/health-womens_health/

hawkins54 11 Apr 2017

I agree, while it slows down the white blood cells from destroying dead or diseased bone, the red blood cells which produce new and healthy bone are slowed down as well. This results in Brittle bones and people suffering fractures from doing something as simple as turning over in bed. I've been told no more than two years and you need to be off. Lisa

hawkins54 11 Apr 2017

I agree, while it slows down the white blood cells from destroying dead or diseased bone, the red blood cells which produce new and healthy bone are slowed down as well. This results in Brittle bones and people suffering fractures from doing something as simple as turning over in bed. I've been told no more than two years and you need to be off. Lisa

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