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Osteoporosis

ONJ (dead jaw)

08/09/2006

Question:

Does Actonel have the same dangers of ONJ, (Dead Jaw) as Fosamax does? Please include ALL side effects of Actonel and general prices of Actonel.

Answer:

At this point it is not known if the risks of ONJ are exactly the same among the oral bisphosphonates.  It is possible that ONJ is a class effect that is more common with the intravenous bisphosphonates, particularly in patients with cancer who are undergoing dental procedures.  ONJ is very rare in people taking oral bisphosphonates.

Information about Actonel can be found at the website below:

Prices vary from pharmacy to pharmacy.  It is worth calling to find the best price.

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Response by:

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