February 9th, 2010

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Expect Bone Fractures if you take Fosamax Too Long

Fosamax works great for building bone density in the short term, but is it good for the long term?

Excess bone deposition + no bone resorption --> heavy bones that spontaneously fracture in strange places.

Science suggests patients on fosamax should take a break from the meds at 5 years.
Jacob Schor says in his practice he's suggesting a break after 3 years, to be conservative.
Bisphosphonates formerly used to soften water in orange grove irrigation systems.
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