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Side effects of bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates don’t usually cause too many side effects. Possible side effects are fever and flu like symptoms. You can also have jaw problems but this is rare. 

General side effects of bisphosphonates

Find out about the general side effects of bisphosphonates. 

Jaw problems (osteonecrosis) and cancer treatment

Treatments for cancers affecting the bones or for lowering the risk of a cancer spreading to the bones can occasionally cause osteonecrosis of the jaw. 

These treatments include bisphosphonates and denosumab.

Last reviewed: 
09 Jun 2017

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