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How does taking fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

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Dr. Frederick Singer answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental hygiene may reduce the chance of developing this problem.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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