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User Reviews for Fosteum Plus

Fosteum Plus has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings on Drugs.com. 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Osteopenia  
4.0
6 reviews 36 medications
Dietary Supplementation  
9.0
1 reviews 658 medications

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Bee · December 23, 2020

For Osteopenia "Began taking Fosteum Plus first week of December 2020. I have experienced more hair loss while combing than in the past. Contents seem to be zinc, vitamin k, a form of calcium, some derivative of soy and vitamin D plus some fillers. For over 10 years I have eaten totally plant-based (meat about 4 times per year) and had already been taking vitamin D, zinc supplements, thinking that with my diet so heavily vegetables, no need to add vitamin K or soy. I lift weights with different muscle groups 3-5 times per week. In addition I do 30 minutes pool swim and 30 minutes rebounding about 5-6 days per week. Yet my bone density test still showed osteoporosis so began taking this at doctor’s advice. Will update after taking for a few more weeks. May need to stop due to hair loss......,"

5 / 10
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jane · Taken for 2 to 5 years · August 21, 2021

For Osteopenia "I have been on Fosteum Plus for 2+ years. Prior to starting in 2018, my Dexa scan showed a 3.2% decrease in bone density in the Lumbar region from 2 years prior (-2.5 to -2.7) and a 5.2% decrease in the Rt, Femoral Neck (hip) (-2.1 to -2.4). In fact, when looking at my scores starting in 2013, I have been losing bone density fairly significantly at every 2-year test. My most recent test in March 2020 is the first time I have remained stable. So while I didn't gain bone density while taking Fosteum Plus, I most definitely did not decrease in any of my scores- the first time in 9 years!! I was originally scheduled by a doctor in 2018 to start Prolia injections but after reading the side effects and research I found another doctor. She felt that since my osteoporosis was not yet severe, I was a good candidate for Fosteum Plus. I am so thankful for her advice as my primary doctor had not heard of the supplement. I've had zero side effects and will continue to use it. (I am 66 years old)."

10 / 10
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Shorty · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 3, 2020

For Osteopenia "After approximately 2 months of using this product 2 times a day I suffered severe itching of my scalp. At that time I had a healthy head full of long hair. I began to suffer tingling and itching in my scalp and severe hair loss in several areas of my scalp. The loss was so great I had to have all my hair cut off to a boy’s bob. I discontinued use of this medication once I realized my experience was as a result of this new medication."

1 / 10
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Shar · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 6, 2019

For Dietary Supplementation "This medication has been a lifesaver for me. I was having horrible hot flashes all day long, usually about 3 an hour, 24/7, sweating from head to toe. Fosteum Plus has greatly reduced the frequency and severity of the hot flashes. My insurance company won't pay for it, but I pay out of pocket. I cannot live without this medication!"

9 / 10
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Bee · January 25, 2021

For Osteopenia "UPDATE: It is mid Jan. Still noticing impact to hair. Is something unlisted in this supplement or maybe the isolated soy (genistein aglycone) isn’t the correct component of soy. It seems the other components listed would not have these side effects. Personally I would rather add plain organic soy to my daily diet along with vitamin D3. Zinc, etc than take a prescribed supplement. Cost is not the issue. Side effects & results are. QUESTION: Has research proven or has anyone seen an increase in bone density after a certain amount of time on Fosteum plus? If so how much time before an improvement shows up on a bone density test? Should post-menopausal women have the same bone density of a 20-30 year old normal female of child bearing years? Is bone density or bone strength important?!?! Is there a measurement of bone strength available? Update again in February......."

3 / 10
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Sammie · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 9, 2020

For Osteopenia "Just started 2 months ago. My knees hurt, but is bearable. My hair is shedding more than usual. I get nauseous, but have not regurgitated. I tend to follow through and keep my doctor informed. Will return later with comments. Please do not alter my experiences shared for the use of fosteum plus usage"

1 / 10
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boney maroni · Taken for less than 1 month · June 21, 2018

For Osteopenia "why no reviews from folks taking this?"

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