I am experiencing significant hair loss and thinning of my hair since taking Alendronate sodium (generic Fosamax) for the last 8 months.
5 Mar 2011
I took fosomax for about 9 years. I started to get the bald patches after about 6 years. Since then my hair has gotten thinner and there are more and more bald areas. I stopped the fosomax last year because of all the alerts about fractures. Also, my bone density scores only improved for a couple years and then steadily got worse. I also have fibromyalgia so I thought the hair loss/alopecia was due to that. I realize I don't have a definitive answer to your question... just some input...
- Alendronate Information for Consumers
- Alendronate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Alendronate (detailed)
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