New Study Links Bisphosphonates to Vision Problems Risk

We have posted before about oral bisphosphonates (including Fosamax) and emerging evidence that first-time use of these is associated with a greater risk of developing two inflammatory diseases: uveitis and scleritis.

We have also posted on the risks of bisphosphonates in relation to atypical femur fractures.

The article highlights both these risks and can be found at:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9883870.htm

The important thing to remember is that you need advice about your drug regime and the interactions of each of your medications, as well as the potential benefits and risks, so you can make an informed decision.  The risks highlighted in this article may be outweighed by the benefits in individual case – only you and your consultant can decide between you.

We, with Birdshot, who take high doses of steroids need to protect our bones.  So, becoming informed about our condition, our medication regimes, interactions and risks and benefits is really important.

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