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Now that Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate) are suspected of bad side effects on the person's jaw what is being prescribed?
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Risk/Benefits
The incidence of the jaw problem or avascular necrosis is still a rare but i agree a know side effect.
The studies do show the fracture reduction by the drugs you mentioned still appear to outweigh the risk to the jaw. If you know you may need major dental work it would be helpful to get that done before starting certain medications.

In brief: Risk/Benefits
The incidence of the jaw problem or avascular necrosis is still a rare but i agree a know side effect.
The studies do show the fracture reduction by the drugs you mentioned still appear to outweigh the risk to the jaw. If you know you may need major dental work it would be helpful to get that done before starting certain medications.
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