What Is Fosamax?
Fosamax is the trade name under which Merck sells alendronic acid. It is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates, which alter the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax is used to treat osteoporosis and hypercalcemia—many times caused by menopause or steroid use. Fosamax is administered orally, and the pill is taken 30 minutes prior to the first day’s meal or drink.
How Can Fosamax Harm You?
Fosamax can cause atypical fractures in older women and a rare condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw. Typically, women who take Fosamax to treat osteoporosis are those who develop atypical fractures. Taking Fosamax can also cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
How Can We Help?
The Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC will shoulder the burden of taking on the pharmaceutical industry on behalf of our clients just like it has taken on corporate wrongdoers for over 40 years. If you are prescribed a drug, it should be made safe by adequate warning, adequate research or adequate design. If a drug carries risks, the drug manufacturer should be honest about what those risks are. Call our attorneys today for a free legal consultation and we will explain your rights and how we can help. Attorneys at the Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC will do our duty to keep you informed and protected in a professional, compassionate manner.