• 1 month ago

    Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    My mom is taking Fosamax [Alendronic Acid], she is taking it exactly as directed and is still getting terriible burning in her esophagus. She is really suffering. She says there are no alternative medications she can switch to.

    Are there any remedys she can take to help ease the burning in her esophagus? Supplements, Vitamins, anything like that?
    Any help anyone can give me would be greatle appreciated, as i Said, she is really suffering
    Thanks in Advance!!

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    Unfortunately that's a common side effect of the oral bisphosphonates. She could try Tums or another acid reducer, like over the counter Prevacid, etc. The problem with that though is that they reduce the amount of calcium absorbed.

    Another alternative she could do would be to switch to the annual IV infusion medication, Reclast. It's given in a medical setting, therefore comes under her medical, not drug, reimbursement. Like Medicare Part B or her supplement.

    As long as she's on the oral med, make sure she drinks a full glass of water after taking the Fosamax and remains upright for at least an hour in her case. If she's taking the daily medication, she might want to try switching to the weekly.

    That's the only solution to her problem. I wish there were another.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    Severe pain in the esophagus is a serious side effect that requires immediate attention. Don't mess around with this. Her doctor needs to be contacted. Perhaps you can accompany her to the doctor so you can have a better understanding of the problem and ask the appropriate questions. Hope everything goes well.
      • 29 days ago
        I have had the same issues for many years and have taken prescription medications. Recently I tried apple cider vinegar. It has been a miracle for me. I first tried a tbsp in warm water and although it worked for me it also caused burning so I switched to 3 pills in the a.m.and 3 before bed. I have now been off prescription medication for 9 months