Can osteoporosis drugs cause jaw problems?

In some patients who have taken certain osteoporosis medications, a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (also called ONJ) has been reported. Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare but serious condition that can cause severe damage to the jawbone. If you have osteoporosis or are at high risk for bone breaks, the benefits of these medications greatly outweigh the low risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw.

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