Oral bisphosphonates: reminder of precautions to take

All bisphosphonates are associated with a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Therefore before prescribing oral bisphosphonates, we remind you to:

  • tell patients to maintain good oral hygiene,
  • attend routine dental check-ups

immediately report any oral symptoms such as dental mobility, pain, or swelling to a doctor and dentist.

Drug Safety Update volume 8 issue 12 July 2015: 1.