The below information on Actonel has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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Actonel is used to treat Paget’s disease of the bone.
Actonel is also used to prevent and treat:
- postmenopausal osteoporosis
- glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women
Precautions for Actonel
Tell your doctor if you have a history of stomach problems because Actonel can cause difficulty swallowing, inflammation of the esophagus, esophageal ulcer, and stomach ulcer.
If you have a bone-imaging test, tell your doctor or technician you are taking Actonel because it can interfere with the test.
Side Effects of Actonel
Side effects of Actonel are generally mild to moderate and do not require stopping the treatment.
The following is a listing of the most common side effects:
- flu syndrome
- chest pain
- pain nausea
- joint pain
- dizziness rash
Who Should Not Take Actonel
You should not take Actonel if you:
- have low calcium levels in the blood
- have bone or mineral problems that have not been treated by your health care provider
- have severe kidney problems
- are unable to stand or sit up for at least 30 minutes.
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