Side effects of bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates and denosumab don’t usually cause too many side effects. Possible side effects include a fever and flu-like symptoms. You might also have jaw problems, but this is uncommon.

General side effects of bisphosphonates and denosumab

Side effects are generally mild if you do get them. Read about possible side effects here.

Jaw problems (osteonecrosis) and cancer treatment

Treatment with bisphosphonates or denosumab can occasionally cause jaw problems.

Last reviewed: 
26 Nov 2019
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