FOSAMAX CAN CAUSE LIVER DAMAGE
Fosamax (alendronate) is a medication approved for the treatment of
osteoporosis. Like all medications, it has side effects, such as gastro-intestinal upset, eye damage and even kidney failure.
According to a case described in the New England Journal of Medicine, we now have to be aware of a new side effect - liver failure.
Doctors from Israel describe a 71-year old woman that has developed liver damage 2 months after starting Fosamax. She had no prior history of any liver problems, including hepatitis or cirrhosis.
If you are taking Fosamax, ask your doctor to check your liver function at regular intervals.
THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE