Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Linked To Heart Problem, Study Suggests

Another study showing problems with Fosamax.

Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Linked To Heart Problem, Study Suggests:

Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Linked To Heart Problem, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily (Apr. 28, 2008) — Women who have used Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) than are those who have never used it, according to research from Group Health and the University of Washington.

“We studied more than 700 female Group Health patients whose atrial fibrillation was first detected during a three-year period,” said Dr. Heckbert. She and her colleagues compared those women to over 900 randomly selected female Group Health members matched on age and high blood pressure to serve as controls.
“Having ever used alendronate was associated with an 86 percent higher risk of newly detected atrial fibrillation compared with never having used the drug,” said Dr. Heckbert, who is also an affiliate investigator at the Group Health Center for Health Studies.

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3 Comments on “Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Linked To Heart Problem, Study Suggests”

  1. BoneLady Says:

    This was an interesting post linking Fosamax with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation. I keep reading more and more bad news about this drug. I’m glad I got off it and started taking strontium citrate for my osteoporosis. Many doctors are not aware of this treatment because it is nonprescription. Strontium ranelate is a prescription drug not available in the U.S. Please visit my blog at http://strontiumforbones.blogspot.com and comment, if you like.

    BoneLady


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