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)
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