Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Beware of Fosamax

Cases of Jaw Bone Death Caused by Fosamax often Unreported



According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (the surgical sector of dentistry), there may be "serious underreporting" of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) from Merck, the manufacturer of Fosamax.

Fosamax is supposed to help increase bone density and it is mostly prescribed to menopausal women suffering from osteoporosis. But in the jawbone, this drug does the reverse and actually destroys bone.

Although jaw bone death is uncommon, it is a terrifying side effect and difficult to treat. Many patients taking Fosmax have no idea that problems with their jaw could be linked to this drug.

From drug manufacturer Merck, which made the banned anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx, comes Fosamax, a drug so toxic they actually had to rewrite the recommended dose from "daily" to "weekly" for "your convenience." Of course, like all drugs, Fosamax has side effects, and one of its side effects is osteonecrosis of the jaw, of death of the jaw bone, a condition that is hard to treat.

Instead of taking Fosamax, why not take Bone Formula, our newest Pharmanex product that contains all known nutrients that are beneficial to the bones at the right dosage with no side effects.

  • Pharmanex's Bone Formula is a well-developed blend of vitamins, minerals, and other potent ingredients which helps maintain proper bone structure and function.
  • Bone Formula provides 500 mg of calcium and 100 IU of vitamin D per daily dosage. Both ingredients are important factors in maintaining proper structure and function of healthy bones.

  • Unlike other products, Bone Formula has the following benefits: easy to swallow capsules, trace elements boron and silicon which have important roles in bone metabolism, provides vitamin C for normal collagen structure and function.

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