Fosamax Causing Thigh Bone Fractures
Fosamax and other Bisphosphonates linked to femoral breaks
An October 14, 2010 report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned patients and health care providers that bisphosphates like Fosamax, may cause an elevated risk for possible atypical thigh bone (femoral) fractures. Bisphosphonates are a type of drug used to treat and prevent osteoporosis and bone mass loss.
Fosamax included in FDA labeling change
A labeling change by the drugs affected will now include the increased risk of thigh bone fractures. The Bisphosphonates included in this warning are oral Bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, and their generic products, as well as injectable Bisphosphonates such as Reclast and Boniva.
This recent warning by the FDA follows a March 10, 2010 Drug Safety Communication announcing the FDA's ongoing safety review of the relationship between Bisphosphonates use and the occurrence of atypical femur fractures. The FDA has since reviewed all available data on Bisphosphonates use, including data summarized in the American Society for Bone Mineral Research Task Force report. The report recommended additional product labeling, better identification and tracking of patients experiencing these breaks, and more research to determine whether and how these drugs cause the serious but uncommon fractures.
Risks of Fosamax are well documented
The risks of Fosamax have been reported on ABC's World News Tonight and Good Morning America. If you or a loved one have taken Fosamax and have suffered from a jaw fracture or a femoral fracture, we invite you to call our experienced defective drug attorneys for a free evaluation of your case. We can be reached at 866-527-2161(Toll Free) call us 24 hours a day and you will always talk to a real person or contact a Fosamax side effect lawsuit attorney via email for a FREE evaluation of your case. There is never an out of pocket cost to you.
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