Who should avoid taking oral bisphosphonates?

David Slovik, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
While bisphosphonates are quite effective in preventing fractures, the oral forms may not be the best choice for those who have recurrent heartburn, acid reflux, esophagitis, stomach ulcers, or difficulty swallowing. If you have Barrett's esophagus, you should not take oral bisphosphonates.

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