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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Actonel oral.

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231 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Osteoporosis
7/22/2008 8:35:30 PM

Reviewer: Barb, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took 75 mg. in the morning and by afternoon started developing severe pain in my back, right hip, left knee, left shoulder and left chest area to the point of being unable to walk or hardly move. This progressed over the next 24-36 hours and gradually improved but took a period of about a month for the pain to completely resolve. I will never take this drug or similar drugs like this again.

Condition: Osteoporosis
7/14/2008 11:49:30 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've taken this two months in a row, with bad side effects both times. First month was flu-like symptoms, including diarrhea and vomiting. Second month was worse--chills and SEVERE acid reflux. The pain in my chest and throat was unbelievable. This was followed by some mild GI issues. After taking both times, I've also felt some pain in my hip, which is where my osteoporosis is. I sho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
7/7/2008 8:45:17 PM

Reviewer: pnapit, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Seems to work for me according to my doctor and bone density tests

Condition: Osteoporosis
6/23/2008 4:51:51 PM

Reviewer: Wiley, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After using Actonel for five years started having stiff fingers several months ago. Thought I'd sprained them. Now for the last month, I've had several muscle and joint pain. Wake up several times a night, taking ibuprofen. Finally figured it out it was the Actonel, now waiting for it to leave my system. Will never take it again!

Condition: Osteoporosis
5/28/2008 7:41:55 PM

Reviewer: Sandy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on Actonel for three months. I began having moderate to severe pain in my right hip and lower back. I have been through ct scan, blood work, ultrasound, all which found nothing significant. I read in the med description that some people have had pain in the joints and muscles of the larger bones. I have stopped it. And after reading all of these ratings, I believe I have made the ... Show Full Comment

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