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Actonel

Actonel



USES: This medication is used to treat bone disease (Paget's disease). It reduces bone pain and may prevent long-term complications. This drug may also be used for other bone problems (e.g., osteoporosis).

 
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Actonel

Uses
This medication is used to treat bone disease (Paget's disease). It reduces bone pain and may prevent long-term complications. This drug may also be used for other bone problems (e.g., osteoporosis).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory or medical tests will be performed to monitor your progress.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


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Actonel with Calcium
Actonel with Calcium
Actonel (risedronate) 5 mg
Actonel (risedronate) 5 mg
Actonel® 35 mg.
Actonel® 35 mg.

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by mouth once daily, generally for 2 months, as directed by your doctor.
  • Depending on your condition and response to treatment, future re- treatments may be necessary.
  • Take this medication at least 30 minutes before the first food or drink of the day.
  • To minimize the stomach side effects, take this medication while in an upright position with a full glass (6 to 8 ounces/180 to 240 ml) of water.
  • Avoid lying down for 30 minutes after taking this.
  • Calcium or iron supplements, sucralfate, vitamins with minerals, milk, as well as antacids containing calcium, magnesium or aluminum may interfere with the absorption of this medication.
  • Take these products at least 2 hours after taking risedronate.
  • It is important to take the other medications prescribed for your condition (e.g., calcium supplements and Vitamin D) as directed by your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headache and dizziness may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Report promptly flu-like symptoms (e.g., fatigue, fever, aches), weakness, chest or stomach pain, pain when swallowing, leg or ankle swelling, joint pain or bone pain.
  • Unlikely but report promptly unusual fatigue, vision changes or ringing in the ears.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including kidney conditions, low calcium levels (hypocalcemia), trouble swallowing, stomach or esophagus disorders (e.g., ulcers, esophagitis) and any allergies.
  • Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate certain side effects of this drug (e.g., dizziness).
  • Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving).
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially aspirin and NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen); iron supplements, vitamins with minerals, sucralfate; antacids (especially those containing calcium, magnesium or aluminum) or calcium supplements.
  • Check the label on all nonprescription pain relievers, as they may contain pain relievers/fever reducers such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen.
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain.
  • This medication may interfere with certain medical tests.
  • Make sure that laboratory and medical personnel know that you are using this drug.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Actonel
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 64
Location: Queensland
Time Taken: 2 months

Reason: osteoporosis Date: 10 April 2010
Side Effects
body rash, itchy swelling of the areas , naval, pubic hair line , behind the kness, biceps,side of thighs, and just above the hips.Looks like shingles but is NOT.

Additional Thoughts
Took 2 months worth (monthly packs)taken off by Doctor but symptons still present after12 days of no actonel

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 64
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Time Taken: 2 months

Reason: Bone density issues Date: 2 November 2009
Side Effects
MAJOR lower back pain.

Additional Thoughts
Do not think I will continue with this Rx ~ living on Backaid Max pills and would prefer extremely thin bones rather than continue on pain meds for the rest of my life. Now I remember why I stopped taking it a few years ago when my oncologist gave me the first go-around perscription!

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