I started 2 months ago taking once a week alendronate sodium and I also have rheumatoid arthritis. So also on prednisone, leucovorin, and methotrexate. I am having issues with the alendronate such as gas and bowels frequently and very soft. Could this be due to this regiment for osteoporosis or my combination with ra meds? thanks in advance I am a 52 year old female.
Hi. I take the alendronate and the prednisone. Not sure about the other. Are you taking pain medications? The whole run down helps. Also is this the only time you have bowel problems or just different?
I feel wiped out the day after I take the alendronate. Apparently on high dose prednisone that is common. so says my Rhuemy.bowel changes not noticed.
Have you had your colonoscopy yet? That might be important just cause it clears up lots of possibilities. More info please.
This med can cause diarrhea & gas problems listed as a side effect. If it is too bothersome check with your doctor. I have taken it, but did not have this problem at all, but everyone is different. It is not a serious side effect altho'. I have given you the link below to read about your med...
- Alendronate Drug Information
- Leucovorin Drug Information
- Methotrexate Drug Information
- Prednisone Drug Information
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