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Osteoporosis

Fortical and Flu-like Symtoms

10/06/2008

Question:

My OB/GYN recently put me on Fortical for osteoporosis because I have GERD and cannot take Fosamax/Boniva. After 5 days on it I now am coughing and tired, flu like symptoms, could it be from the Fortical?

Answer:

It is possible some of the symptoms are related to the medication or it could be a viral syndrome.  If the symptoms do not resolve in 10 days, review your symptoms with the person who prescribed the medication.

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Response by:

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