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Side Effects of Fosamax



I have been taking 1500 milligrams of calcium and once a week Fosomax for two weeks now due to osteoporosis. I have been very bloated and gassy, especially the day after the Fosomax dose. Can the calcium and Fosomax cause this? Nothing I have read has addressed this issue.


Some people experience bloating and constipation with calcium supplements.  If you do not have a lactose intolerance, you might try getting some of your calcium through food and decrease your amount through supplements.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati