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Fosamax vs. Prolia for Osteoporosis

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Fosamax

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Other Names: Alendronate

Prolia

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Other Names: Xgeva
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 17,235 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2,622 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Alendronic acid (International Nonproprietary Name) or alendronate sodium (United States Adopted Name) — sold as Fosamax by Merck & Co.|Merck — is a bisphosphonate medication used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is ma... Read more on Wikipedia
Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis, treatment induced bone loss, bone metastases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma and giant cell tumor of bone. It was developed by the company Amgen.Denosumab is design... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Maureen hanahan
January 27, 2014
Maureen hanahan wrote
Prolia injection
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By Nancy
December 3, 2013
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Prolia
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By Italia
November 9, 2013
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High Chlosterol
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By Jeanette Whiteman
October 18, 2013
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alendronate
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October 14, 2013
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elbow pain
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By Juanell Hollingsworth
August 14, 2013
Juanell Hollingsworth wrote
Rash caused by Prolia
Within a week of the prolia shot my legs and arms broke out in a blistery rash. That was 5 months ago and have taken 3 rounds of prednisone. The blistery rash is back. I will Never take thus biologics again
Kathryn Allen  |  December 13, 2014
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What patients are saying about Fosamax vs. Prolia

249 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I had a terrible time with Fosamax and Actonel. Not too...
...doing Prolia injections every ... I had a terrible time with Fosamax and Actonel.  Not too bad with Prolia, just a little flu-like for about a week after injection.  Hope this helps.  Oh, starte...
shot is just under the skin so really doesn't hurt. Fosomax...
...never had any side effects whatsoever. The shot is just under the skin so really doesn't hurt. Fosomax ...effects. I am very happy with pro...
Fosamax weekly which did nothing in five years for me. I...
...my first injection of Prolia end of December and so far no side effects. Injection was absolutely painless. ...sure beats taking Fosamax weekly which did nothing in five years for me. I live in...
Prolia? I have taken Fosamax since last July and now...
...you have had no problems with Prolia. I have a few ...such as Fosamax previously? Also, have you had another bone density test since you started Prolia? I have taken Fosamax since last July a...
discomfort. Fosamax gave me many side effects including a...
...www.prolia.ca and it has lots of information. There is also a Provital Support Program which provides valuable information. You can speak with a nurse (have done so) Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m....
no more pills. I was on Fosamax for 5 years and that drug...
...prescribed the Prolia injection which is given by sub-q injection every six months. I had the injection on Dec. 30th and so far have had no side effects. The injection ...I was on Fosamax for...
no more pills. I was on Fosamax for 5 years and that drug...
...prescribed the Prolia injection which is given by sub-q injection every six months. I had the injection on Dec. 30th and so far have had no side effects. The injection ...I was on Fosamax for...
taking Fosamax due to its reaction with acid reflux. Can...
...from osteopenia. Stopped taking Fosamax due to its reaction with acid reflux. Can I use Prolia? I m looking ...it immediately. How does one stop when the Prolia is for 6 months? Does it work...
had previously bad side effect from Fosamax and Actonel....
...have been on Prolia since it's approval, Had ...back to reduce the pain and also on Endocet pain killers. ...this stuff as had had previously bad side effect from Fosamax and Actonel. I'm w...
was glad to stop taking the fosamax for sure! My onc told...
...said, I had my first Prolia injection 3 months ago. I had no side effects, I was glad to stop taking the fosamax for sure! My onc told ...they worry about is the Prolia can lower the blood...
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