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

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Condition: Osteoporosis
12/15/2015 7:29:52 AM

Reviewer: ann, 55-64 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was on Actonel for five years. I did not relate the problem I was having to the drug until after I stopped taking Actonel. I developed dry eyes. They were so bad, they would wake me up every night five or six times and I would have to put eye drops in so I could go back to sleep. During the day, I would have to excuse myself from meetings, etc. to leave the room to put eye drops in my eyes. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
2/11/2014 10:11:16 PM

Reviewer: Gymrat, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking the 150 mg dose of Actonel for 10 months now and I can't do it anymore! I was fine for the first 4 months and then the symptoms got much worse. I've had nausea, horrible stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever of 101, chills, aching joints and stools that smell like death! And they are lasting longer and longer, now up to 10 days out of the month. The latest addition was being a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
10/16/2013 12:15:12 PM

Reviewer: Pray4me!, 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:
Actonel, has terrible side effects!!! I was (still am) very sick from the side effects. The first day, I had chills (shaking), fever 102, vomitting, aches/pain in my joints & back. I thought i had the Flu or Mono!!! My health was so bad, i had to go to the ER 3 times. By, the 3rd time, i had a migraine headache for days, then my speech & thoughts delayed. Then, i kept loosing my balance. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
8/21/2013 3:22:51 PM

Reviewer: AZmenopause, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My endocrinologist prescribed actonel 150 mg to go along with atenolol 50 mg to treat hypertension. I was leaving his appointment when he decided to have the assistant re-take my blood pressure and that's when he discovered that my bp shot way up (in just a few minutes' time) and is the reason why he changed my diagnosis from simply high bp to hypertension. Okay so he prescribed this acton ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
7/31/2013 12:34:06 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have not had any side effects and have been taking Actonel for nearly 5 years. My last bone scan showed an improvement.

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