how long to use a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis and what to use instead

More safety concerns are raising questions about how long to use a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis and what to use instead.

Bisphosphonates have the best evidence for preventing spine or hip fractures. But some patients are reluctant to take them long-term due to news about possible atypical femur fractures and jaw osteonecrosis.

Reassure patients that these problems are very rare.

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