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Published on National Osteoporosis Foundation (http://www.nof.org) ——————————————————————————– Bisphosphonates and Reports of Unusual Broken Bones in the Femur (Thigh Bone) What is the concern? Researchers have been looking into a possible link between the use of bisphosphonate medicines, such as alendronate (Fosamax®), ibandronate (Boniva®), risedronate (Actonel®) and zoledronic acid (Reclast®) and an unusual type of broken bone in the femur (thigh bone). Bisphosphonate medicines are prescribed to reduce the risk of fractures (broken bones) in people with osteoporosis. Guidance for patients If you take bisphosphonates or are considering treatment with oral bisphosphonates you should consider the following suggestions: •Review your medicines at least once a year with your healthcare practitioner. •If you have been taking bisphosphonates for a while, that is