My doctor now wants me to take Fosamax because I, over 70, fell and hit my shoulder hard enough to break it. A bone density test a few years ago was normal and my diet and exercise regime are better than average. I am not convinced yet another prescription is necessary.
Fosamax is a bisphosphonate, a class of drugs used to increase bone mass and reduce the risk of fracture in those who have osteoporosis.
It certainly would do no harm to have a bone density test first.
However the fact that the knock to your shoulder was enough to break the bone indicates that your bone mass is probably declining.
- Fosamax Information for Consumers
- Fosamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fosamax (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 28 Sep 2009 • 1 answer
Posted 10 Feb 2010 • 1 answer
Posted 10 Jul 2010 • 1 answer
Posted 9 Feb 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 12 Jan 2016 • 0 answers