Clinic visits and hospital admissions for care of acid-related upper gastrointestinal disorders in women using alendronate for osteoporosis.

@article{Ettinger1998ClinicVA,
  title={Clinic visits and hospital admissions for care of acid-related upper gastrointestinal disorders in women using alendronate for osteoporosis.},
  author={Bruce Ettinger and Alice Pressman and Jeff Schein},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 10},
  pages={1377-82}
}
CONTEXT About 1 in 3 women taking alendronate for osteoporosis report gastrointestinal symptoms, a rate much higher than that found during clinical trials. OBJECTIVE To establish the frequency of outpatient visits and hospital admissions for acid-related upper gastrointestinal disorder (ARD) among women taking alendronate and to identify potential risk factors. METHODS A retrospective database analysis identified 812 women with osteoporosis who had filled one or more 10-mg alendronate… CONTINUE READING

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