Other Fosamax Side Effects While osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been proven to be the most severe Fosamax side effect, there are others as well.
Some of the other Fosamax side effects include:
- auditory hallucinations;
- esophagus ulceration/cancer;
- eye problems;
- severe constipation;
- stomach cramps;
- pain in the bones, joints and/or muscles; and
- skin rash (which could lead to a potentially fatal skin condition known as Stevens – Johnson Syndrome).
Dangerous Fosamax Symptoms There are some telltale symptoms patients may experience after taking Fosamax that may indicate a severe side effect. This can be common with many dangerous prescription drugs. Patients who experience any of these symptoms seek immediate medical attention.
The symptoms of a dangerous Fosamax side effect may include:
- back pain;
- rib pain;
- chest pain;
- difficulty swallowing;
- worsening or new heart burn;
- numbness or inflammation of the jaw;
- jaw pain; and
- pain in the muscles, bones or joints.
In addition, Fosamax side effects have expanded to include the risk of femur fractures, something the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating. The above risks indicate the need for a Chicago product liability attorney who can advise patients of their next steps when they have been injured by taking this dangerous prescription drug.
How a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Can Help You
Merck and Company, the maker of Fosamax, is the second largest drug manufacturer in the United States. Merck stands to lose billions of dollars from potential lawsuits.
While conquering a giant pharmaceutical company may sound like an impossible feat, a Chicago product liability attorney who has experience with dangerous prescription medications can help you file your Illinois dangerous drug claim and fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Contact a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express your degree of fault to the court. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.