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Medication That Does Not Cause Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw

A MyOsteoTeam Member

I have osteopenia of more than 10 years duration. My MD would like me to take Fosamax. I have bad teeth--I receive regular dental care and floss and brush with prescription strength fluoride toothpaste like I'm supposed to, but I have numerous crowns/fillings, 4 implants, I've had several root canals and broken teeth. I'm wondering what besides Prolia or biphosphanates I could take. I am afraid of osteonecrosis of the jaw--I'm also afraid of breaking a hip. I take calcium and Vit D supplements. Thanks.

posted May 29, 2018
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A MyOsteoTeam Member

My doctor started me on a two year regimen of Tymlos to strengthen bones. While I have some recent fractures of my foot they healed super fast.

posted June 25
A MyOsteoTeam Member

Consider adding K2 which will improve the D3 absorption In your body.

posted May 20
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I have taken Tymlos for two years with little side affect. It has helped. You can take it for more than two years now as the FDA has approved that according to what I have read.
Now will follow with Reclast or Prolia. Those two make me nervous!

posted April 20
A MyOsteoTeam Member

The only Osteoporosis drug I know of that does not have a warning for jaw necrosis or atypical femur fracture is Forteo. It is only given if you have had a previous OP related fracture and you can only take it for a maximum of two years. Then they want you to go on Prolia after that. I had an atypical femur fracture from taking Actonel and went on Forteo for 2 years to help fix the problem that the bisphosphonate caused. But after that I refused to take Prolia and am using diet and exercise to help my bone strength. Do research on Forteo before you decide to ask for it.

posted March 7
A MyOsteoTeam Member

My GP told me to see dentist for a clearance before first proliia
Injection. I had had 2 upper molars extracted last year due to gum disease. Dentist checked mouth and jaw explaining the risk but giving ok clearance to start prolia. Had first needle in Dec. As I’ve been feeling uncomfortable adjusting to the missing teeth and biting plus hyper sensitive mouth I saw dentist again recently - nothing pathologically wrong with teeth, may have touch of something called burning mouth syndrome! I get another dental check before 2nd prolia
due so then need to make decision whether to continue treatment?

posted February 28, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

Thank you to all for your responses. If anyone takes anything shown to increase bone density without causing jaw necrosis (or GI bleeds--another story), please post it here.

posted September 13, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I was told that the prolia could cause my jaw bone to die - in other words, nasty side effect. However, everyone is different, I would ask your doctor and dentist what they suggest. I am a firm believer in doing research and asking LOTS of questions. I think if I had done that in the past I would not have such severe bone loss. I was -3.6 and now -3.1. Wish you all the best and I hope you have a wonderful day!

posted July 23, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I just read a book saying that osteopenia is not a disease and possibly should not indicate that you should take op meds. Check into a book called Dr.Lani's No Nonsense Bone Health Guide: The Truth About Density Testing, Osteoporosis Drugs and Building Bone Quality at Any Age.

posted July 4, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

The trouble is we take medication for one problem and they cause another. I took tamoxapham for five years. Also carbimazole for thyroid . Also had chemo. They all cause loss of bone . I
have had bad side affect in the past from lots of meds so am wary of taking anything for first time . I stopped taking alandronic acid after reading side affect and stomach problems. Then tried risedronate. But stopped because of heartburn and tooth sensetivity. Now l just take calciD.

posted June 27, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

Can you please advise as to why your dentist told you not to have teeth extracted while you are on prolia? I had two prolia shots so far and had to have two teeth extracted in the last six month. The last extraction I had was about 40 years ago. I am concerned about prolia.

posted June 26, 2018

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