Doctors Are Telling Patients to Take Time Off from Bisphosphonates

Many people in Tennessee and across the United States have been prescribed medications such as Fosamax or other medications for treatment of their osteoporosis. Unfortunately, some of these medications are now showing evidence of femur fractures in postmenopausal women when used over a long period of time. If you or someone you care about has taken Fosamax or another osteoporosis medication and have experienced fractures or other problems, you should speak with a Tennessee dangerous drug lawyer right away. They can help answer any questions you may have and help you get the compensation you deserve.

According to evidence, Fosamax is supposed to make bones stronger but if taken for more than five years; some women could suffer from accidental fractures. This information is not changing many doctors minds about starting these medications, however, they are advising patients to take a break from the medicine after two or three years of taking them.

Sandy Potter, 59, had been taking Fosamax for almost ten years when she was outside jumping rope with the neighborhood kids and her thigh bone snapped. Many doctors have since patients with this problem that are doing low energy exercise such as just walking up steps. Fosamax has also in the past been linked to severe musculoskeletal pain and serious jaw related problems.

Even with these risks, doctors are still advising that patients take the medications because they still seem to prevent most common types of fractures, however, they have recommended that the Food and Drug Administration rewrite the medication labels to warn doctors as well as patients about the risk of possible femur fractures.

People all across the country take these and other osteoporosis medications each day, even residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has taken one of these medications and has experienced fractures or if you have questions, we strongly suggest that you contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee dangerous drug attorneys. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you need for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

badges