What is Fosamax?

Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) is a medication that helps treat Osteoporosis and other conditions associated with bone loss and the thinning of bones.  It is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.

Why is Fosamax Dangerous?

According to clinical studies, Fosamax may be linked to Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ).  Moreover, Fosamax may inhibit and restrict blood flow to bone tissue.  Once the bone tissue is dead, it may never be healed.  The resulting complications can be very painful.

Common Side Effect Associated with Fosamax:

  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
  • Bone death in the jaw
  • Other serious and sometimes life-threatening complications

What is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)?

ONJ or “Dead Jaw” is a progressively debilitating condition that affects bone tissue in the jaw.  It can lead to bone death and other serious complications.

Who is Affected by ONJ?

ONJ is known to affect the following individuals:

  • Individuals who have taken bisphosphonates
  • Individuals who have taken steroids at or near the same time
  • Individuals who have a previous history of cancer, osteoporosis, or Paget's disease
  • Individuals who have undergone invasive dental procedures, including extractions and/or dental implants

To learn more about Fosamax, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.

How Can a Fosamax Lawyer Help?

If you or a loved one has developed Osteonecrosis of the Jaw because of Fosamax, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You should consult with a Fosamax Attorney to determine whether you have a valid legal claim.  On this website you will find a list of qualified attorneys who specialize in Fosamax lawsuits. Furthermore, most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.