Gastrointestinal adverse effects of bisphosphonates: etiology, incidence and prevention.

Abstract

The bisphosphonate class of drugs are now utilized extensively in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis and Paget's disease. Gastrointestinal (GI) adverse effects, especially those associated with esophageal injury, have been of increasing concern to clinicians. Studies in humans and animals have shown that the mucosal erosion and ulceration seen with… (More)

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