Fosamax - osteoporosis

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**I have been on Alendronate for 5 months, 70mg once a month. Now my hair is rapidly falling out. I've lost approximately 40% of my hair . How long will it take for the drug to be out of my system? When will the hair stop falling out? This is very frustrating. I was reluctant to begin taking it in the first place, but gave in to the doctor's scare tactics. **

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    If you stop taking it I suppose the side effects will subside quickly, that I do not know anything about. Presumably once you are no longer taking it there will be nothing working directly on whatever it is which controls hair growth, etc.However it will never leave your system. What your bones have absorbed will remain there forever.I googled "how long does it take for alendronate side effects to end when drug is stopped" and an article on a page called medicalnewstoday came up at the top of the list. Hair loss was not a listed side effect from the initial trials, but they do mention it further down the page as it's an effect seen since people actually started using it. Not particularly helpful as they assume the reader of the article plans to keep on taking medication and suggest other medication to counteract the side effect, or changing the bone med, neither of which would I personally recommend!

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