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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Actonel With Calcium Oral.

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8 Total User Reviews

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1-4 of 4
Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/17/2010 10:12:44 AM

Reviewer: WebMD, 75 or over 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 am very satified, my last bone densitometry DEXA, shows an increase in my bones density, without any side effect.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/8/2008 11:55:29 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was first prescribed Fosamax for osteopenia over 3 years ago, which I found irritating to my throat. I have been taking once-a-week Actonel for the past 2+ years with no apparent side effects. I also take 1500+ mg of calcium (500 mg 3 times per day) and I walk 30-60 min. 3 times a week. I have seen my bone mass increase to very close to normal levels. However, I am considering stopping the A ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/21/2008 11:41:36 AM

Reviewer: jayewo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
For a year I took once a week Actonel and it seemed to help with bone loss, but I got acid reflux. So Then I tried the once a month Boneva and got very sick. Took nothing for a year. Just took the low-dose once a day Actonel and have had severe stomach cramps since two hours after swallowing the pill.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/6/2008 12:35:36 AM

Reviewer: doryann10, 65-74 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:
The best thing about this medicine is that it is very easy to swallow. For someone like me, who cannot swallow large pills, this is a wonderful pill because of the size, nice and small.

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