Fosamax (alendronate sodium) tablets and oral solution
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – March 2010
- For patients requiring invasive dental procedures, discontinuation of bisphosphonate treatment may reduce the risk for ONJ. Clinical judgment of the treating physician and/or oral surgeon should guide the management plan of each patient based on individual benefit/risk assessment.
- Musculoskeletal: “low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures
What are the possible side effects of Fosamax?
- Some patients have experienced fracture in a specific part of the thigh bone. Call your doctor if you develop new or unusual pain in the hip or thigh.
- may cause jaw-bone problems in some people. Jaw-bone problems may include infection, and delayed healing after teeth are pulled.
What should I tell my doctor before using Fosamax?
- include dental condition