Fosamax: Drug Introduced!
Fosamax is a drug that is designed to help treat osteoporosis or to prevent it in people who are at risk of developing the condition. It is mainly used by post menopausal women as they are the most likely group to suffer from osteoporosis but it it is also used on both men and women who have steroid treatments as this also increases the risk of osteoporosis. In clinical trials Fosamax reduced the number of bone fractures that were suffered by fifty percent.
Fosamax is what is known as a biophosphanate which means that it is a medication that prevents the loss of bone mass. It does this by introducing phosphates into your system which help your bones to grow. There are several different types of this drug on the market but Fosamax is the only one that has been shown to significantly reduce the rate of bone loss in people who are suffering from osteoporosis. As a result it is a very widely used drug.
Like all medications Fosamax does come with a few side effects. Most of these are fairly mild and include things like nausea and headaches. Stiff or sore joints are also fairly common. There are however some cases where the side effects can be much more severe and may even include death. This is why you have to make sure that you follow the instructions very carefully when you take Fosamax and that you talk to your doctor right away if you start to experience any unusual symptoms.
One of the problems with a drug like Fosamax for most people is that it is a medication that you will probably have to take for the rest of your life once you start taking it. If you stop using the drug there will be a significant loss of bone mass. The problem is that having to take the drug for so long will be very expensive. The good news is that in 2008 the patent on the drug expired so you can now buy generic Fosamax at a fraction of the price that you would have to pay for the real thing.
Not only can you reduce the cost of Fosamax with a generic version but you can bring the price down even further by purchasing it online. Online pharmacies are now wide spread and they are able to use their large volumes and low overhead to bring the price down. In addition you can save even more money by ordering your Fosamax from a Canadian online pharmacy. There are strict price controls on drugs in Canada which keeps the costs much lower than you would pay in the United States. In fact you can usually get the name brand drugs for prices that are similar to what you would pay for the generic version in the US.