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Osteonecrosis of the Jaw from Fosamax
Osteonecrosis
of the Jaw
Jaw osteonecrosis - bisphosphonates - Fosamax side effects

 

Causes of ONJ / At Risk Medications

Causes of osteonecrosis of the jaw include cancer, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemotherapy using nitrogenous bisphosphonates and osteoporosis oral bisphosphonates.

The table below lists all oral and i.v. bisphosphonates currently on the market in the U.S. which may cause Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.

Orally Administered Bisphosphonates
Brand Name Manufacturer Generic Name
Actonel Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals risedronate
Boniva Roche Laboratories ibandronate
Fosamax Merck & Co. alendronate
Fosamax Plus D Merck & Co. alendronate
Skelid Sanofi Pharmaceuticals tiludronate
Didronel Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals etidronate

Intravenously Administered Bisphosphonates
Brand Name Manufacturer Generic Name
Aredia Novartis pamidronate
Zometa Novartis zolendronic acid
Bonefos Schering AG clodronate

 

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