NSAIDS and Fosamax are a bad brew.Here's another lesson for full disclosure--always tell your health care professional everything you take, whether over-the-counter, food supplement, or prescription. There are many drug interactions that can cause adverse health consequences. Sometimes one medication, supplement, or even a food like grapefruit, can increase or decrease the effectiveness of another drug's intended use (See Running & FitNews, April 1999 and March 2000). In this case, either NSAIDs or Fosamax (a drug for osteoporosis) taken alone can cause gastric ulcers, but both drugs together pack a synergistic punch. Taking the two drugs at the same time produce more than triple the risk for stomach ulcers of either drug alone.
In a study from Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine is a private medical school located in Houston, Texas, USA on the grounds of the Texas Medical Center. It has been consistently rated the top medical school in Texas and among the best in the United States. , 26 healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to take Fosamax, naproxen naproxen and naproxen sodium, potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to alleviate the minor pain of arthritis, menstruation, headaches, and the like, and to reduce fever. , or both drugs together for 10 days, and then were evaluated by endoscopy for evidence of gastric ulcers. Gastric ulcers occurred in eight percent of those taking Fosamax, in 12% of those taking only naproxen, but in 38% of those taking both drugs.
Over 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 18 million are at risk due to low bone density Although running is protective to some extent against osteoporosis, overtraining overtraining
training horses or dogs too hard so that they lose spirit.
overtraining Sports medicine A general term for any practice of, or training for, a particular sport which is in excess of that necessary to participate in the sport , which can have the opposite effect when it is part of the Female Athlete Triad female athlete triad
A group of findings commonly seen in young female athletes, consisting of eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. in which low estrogen levels can decrease bone density in premenopausal women. To be safe, always be sure to discuss all medications and your lifestyle with your doctor or pharmacist.
(Archives of Internal Medicine The Archives of Internal Medicine is a bi-monthly international peer-reviewed professional medical journal published by the American Medical Association. Archives of Internal Medicine , 2000. Vol. 160, No. 5, pp. 705-708; NIH "Not invented here." See digispeak.
NIH - The United States National Institutes of Health. Consensus Statement 111, Osteoporosis, Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy)