Other Biphosphonates That Could Cause Adverse Side Effects
 

Fosamax is not the only drug belonging to the biphosphonates class that has had issues about patients experiencing adverse side effects,pharmaceutical industry observers say. Reclast and Boniva also have their share of the complaints. Although they  are meant to treat bone-related diseases among men and women, the female gender usually encounters these side effects significantly more than their male counterparts. These drugs are believed to cause injuries to patients who use them to treat bone diseases such as osteoporosis. These bone drugs could join multi-district litigation in addition to Fosamax.

 

The drug Reclast is used by physicians for the treatment ofosteoporosis in women who are in their postmenopausal stage. Whenused on a patient who is diagnosed by bone mineral density or prevalent vertebral fracture, it reduces the incidence of hip, vertebral and non-vertebral osteoporosis-related fractures. In patients with a high risk of fracture or recent low-trauma fracture, Reclast lessens the incidence of new clinical fractures. In male patients with osteoporosis, Reclast is used to increase bone mass. It is manufactured by Novartis and is currently available on the market.

 

Boniva is a drug that is either taken orally or intravenously for treating osteoporosis. It may also be referred to as ibandronate, which belongs to the group of drugs called biphosphonates. It could alter the bone’sinternal formation cycle and breakdown. The drug could slow down the bone’s degeneration rate while increasing its mass. It is usually used to prevent bone fractures or heal bone, which has already degraded from bone-related diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis.

 

Some of the side effects patients report from using Reclast is osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, and bone loss. The most commonly reported negative impact is osteoporosis, which is usually encountered by women. Boniva, on the other hand, has more annoying and even persistent side effects, including  diarrhea, dizzinress, headaches, heartburns, mild joint pains, mild flu-like symptoms, tiredness, nausea, and stomach upsets. Patients should tell their doctors if they have been suffering from vitamin D deficiency, kidney diseases, stomach or esophageal ulcers, or even trouble in swallowing. This could prove to be very relevant when taking the drugs. Regarding Fosamax, the  Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit information center  hold answers about recent cases the drug has had.

 

 

URL references:

drugs.com/pro/reclast.html
 
webmd.com/drugs/drug-95102-Boniva+IV.aspx?drugid=95102&drugname=Boniva+IV

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