What is the optimal length of treatment with bisphosphonates for osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The limited trial data available regarding long-term treatment with bisphosphonates has raised questions about the optimal length of treatment with these medications. [163] This issue has become more important, given newly recognized complications of bisphosphonate use, including ONJ [164] and atypical (subtrochanteric or femoral shaft) femur fractures.


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