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I started taking alendronic acid 70mg tablets weekly two years

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I started taking alendronic acid 70mg tablets weekly two years ago when prescribed 40mg prednisolone tablets per day associated with 4 100mg itraconazole capsules daily as treatment for a persistent aspergillosis lung invasion. Although now down to10mg prednisolone per day should I be concerned with AA consequences when contemplating prospective dental treatment?
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There is still increased risk of necrosis of the jaw bone from dental work while being on alendronate.

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Prednisolone also contributes to the risk.

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The risk is about 1 to 3% --which is still considered low.

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