Why Fosamax side effects result in jaw decay
While Fosamax is designed to strengthen bones, it actually has the opposite effect on the jaw. Many have questioned why a medication designed to improve bone density and reduce fractures would lead to jaw decay.
The mechanism of action for the medication explains how Fosamax side effects result in deterioration of the jaw bone. Fosamax works by inhibiting bones from turning over and rebuilding themselves. While this has been shown to strengthen the longer bones of the body and reduce the risk of fractures, it weakens the jaw exposing it to infection.
Fosamax jaw decay is caused because the jawbone is very different from the other bones of the body. The mouth is constantly exposed to germs and the jawbone relies on constant bone turnover to stay healthy. When Fosamax stops jawbone turnover, it increases the risk of jaw deterioration where the bone may actually die.
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Our lawyers are investigating Fosamax lawsuits and class action suits for users who have been diagnosed with Osteonecrosis of the Jaw or experienced symptoms of jaw decay. This painful and disfiguring condition has left many Fosamax users permanently unable to chew solid foods, and requiring surgery to remove portions of the jaw.
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