Actonel Linked to Dead Jaw, Fractures

Last Updated on May 1, 2020

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who have taken Actonel and have a definitive diagnosis of dead jaw or suffered a thigh or femur fracture while taking the drug.
Actonel reportedly causes osteonecrosis of the jaw, also known as dead jaw, as well as femur fractures in users.
Proctor and Gamble
Additional Details
Actonel treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
The FDA issued an Actonel warning on Sept. 24, 2004.