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Osteoporosis

Fosomax and Symptoms of Jaw Disease

05/22/2006

Question:

If I take Fosomax, would I have symptoms to suggest jaw disease if it exists in my body?

Answer:

The jaw problem associated with Fosamax and bisphosphonates in general have to do with infection and/or dental surgery.  Be sure to promptly treat any dental infections and discontinue bisphosphonates prior to dental surgery.  The medication can be restarted after the area is completely healed.

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