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

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Condition: Osteoporosis
6/14/2013 8:46:21 AM

Reviewer: Thanks from MN, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Actonel Is wonderful ! Would use it my whole life! Don't let anyone tell you there is a generic drug for it ! That is a lie! This is NOT the same as fosimax, which I would not recommend for anyone! You cannot stay on fosimax, it will cause bone breakage later, however both my parents have been on Antonella for years and there bones are strong like a teenagers! I would like the Actonel co to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
3/12/2013 12:09:48 PM

Reviewer: nodrugs, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Terrible experience--took actonel for 12 months and developed severe chest pain--not reflux--an inflamation developed in chest. I no longer take the drug. Searching for a new treatment my doctor has recommended Prolia. but I am not in any hurry to submit to this treatment. Suggestions anyone?

Condition: Osteoporosis
10/17/2012 12:58:50 PM

Reviewer: healthly adult, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took monthly 150 mg dose of Actenol for 2 months. Nausea, flu like symptoms, strange back pain and stiffness in lower back. Discontinue drug due to bad side effects.

Condition: Osteoporosis
8/21/2012 2:43:25 AM

Reviewer: Aussie , 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Male now 80, zero testosterone from(orchiectomy),prostate cancer 1999,35mg weekly oral Actonel gave good bone regrowth to normal, also use testogel. dentist cautious re (unlikely) jaw necrosis, extraction out till off actonel. also have L1 L2 trauma fractures (fall ladder).Overall happy with Aconel + testogel. reasonably active and fit for age 80+.

Condition: Osteoporosis
7/6/2012 5:54:28 PM

Reviewer: k2sunrise, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Was diagnose with osteoporosis at age 48 after 3 fractures (snow boarding and motorcycle riding) Did not want medication but Dr. convinced me needed actonel. Am now going on 10th year - she tells me I have to change meds next year but have been super pleased with actonel. Some of my numbers are no longer osteoporosis and I am now 59. I continue to ski, ride motorcycle, surf, etc. and have not ... Show Full Comment

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