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Fosamax Plus D (Alendronate / Cholecalciferol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Fosamax Plus D (Alendronate / Cholecalciferol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Fosamax Plus D has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Fosamax Plus D review by 60 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   osteoporosis
Dosage & duration:   70mg/2800IU taken 1 weekly for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   Between 1998 and 2006, when I was going through menopause, my bone density went from normal to borderline osteoporosis, as shown by the results of two bone density tests given on those dates. After I received my bone density results in 2006, my physician put me on Fosamax, which I have taken regularly for the past two years. When I took a bone density test recently in 2008, my bone mineral density had increased by almost 6% over a two-year period. I remain in the range of osteopenia, but am midway now between normal and osteoporosis in my T-scores.
Side effects:   I have experienced no adverse side effects at all while taking this medication.
Comments:   I take a pill in the morning when I get up, once a week, on the same day each week. I take it with an 8 ounce glass of water and do not lay down, eat, or drink anything for at least 30 minutes. I also take calcium/d vitamin supplements daily, eat plenty of dairy products, walk at least 3 times a week, and avoid alcohol and soft drinks. I was already following these dietary habits when my previous bone density tests were done. Because of that, I credit fosamax with the improvement that has taken place.

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