Where does the thigh break if on alendronate?

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yrs old. Female

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Alendronate is a bisphosphonic-acid bone-resorption inhibitor, which is commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Alendronate can promote bone growth and help fracture healing of the elderly, especially of osteoporosis patients. However, long-time treatment of alendronate will cause some side effects. For instance, alendronate may cause a slight increased risk for atypical femur fractures, beginning on the outside of the thigh bone (femur) due to stress from normal daily activities.
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