Actonel Linked to Dead Jaw, Fractures

October 11, 2013

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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.
Damages
Actonel reportedly causes osteonecrosis of the jaw, also known as dead jaw, as well as femur fractures in users.
Company(ies)
Proctor and Gamble
Additional Details
Actonel treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Date
The FDA issued an Actonel warning on Sept. 24, 2004.