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Actonel

Form.

Tablets: 5 milligrams,
Tablets: 30 milligrams,
Tablets: 35 milligrams.

No Prescription

Actonel is prescribed for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone (osteitis deformans) and to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Actonel is prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis that is caused by cortisone-related medications (glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis).
Although our bones seem solid and stable, they actually undergo constant renewal. Specialized cells called osteoclasts draw prescribed calcium out of the bones while other cells called osteoblasts replace it. Especially after menopause, this process can get out of balance. Calcium starts to leach out of the bones faster than it can be replaced, leading to the brittle-bone disease called osteoporosis.

Actonel combats this problem by reducing the activity of the osteoclasts and slowing the loss of calcium from the bones. It is prescribed for postmenopausal women, both to prevent osteoporosis and to strengthen the bones once the disease has begun. It is also prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis resulting from therapy with steroid medications, and it is prescribed in the treatment of Paget's disease, a condition in which patches of bone become softened and enlarged.

Both Actonel and a similar drug called Fosamax are members of the family of drugs called bisphosphonates.

Dosage.

For osteoporosis, 5 milligrams of Actonel is taken once daily or 35 milligrams is taken weekly with 6 to 8 ounces of plain water.

For Paget's disease, initial treatment is 30 milligrams daily for two months. Because food interferes with the absorption of Actonel , it should be taken first thing in the morning before anything is eaten or drunk. Also, no food or drink should be taken for at least 30 minutes afterwards.

For ADULTS

Osteoporosis

For the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, the recommended dose is one 5-mg tablet once daily or one 35-mg tablet once a week.

Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis

For treatment or prevention of steroid-induced osteoporosis, the recommended dose is one 5-mg tablet once a day.

Paget's Disease

The recommended dose for Paget's disease is 30 mg once a day for two months. A second 2-month course of therapy may be required in certain individuals.

Side Effects.

Actonel generally is well-tolerated. The most common side effects are:
- Abdominal pain;
- Diarrhea;
- Headache;
- Joint pain;
- Nausea;
- Rash;

Actonel side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weakness;
- Vision Problems;
- Vertigo;
- Urinary Tract Infection;
- Ulcers;
- Tumor;
- Tendon Problems;
- Swelling;
- Stuffy Or Runny Nose;
- Stomach Bleeding;
- Sore Throat;
- Sinus Problems;
- Ringing In Ears;
- Rash;
- Pneumonia;
- Pain;
- Nerve Pain;
- Neck Pain;
- Nausea;
- Muscle Weakness;
- Muscle Pain;
- Leg Cramps;
- Joint Disorders And Pain;
- Itching;
- Insomnia;
- Infection;
- High Blood Pressure;
- Headache;
- Gas;
- Flu-Like Symptoms;
- Eye Infection;
- Dry Eyes;
- Dizziness;
- Difficulty Breathing;
- Diarrhea;
- Depression;
- Constipation;
- Colitis;
- Chest Pain;
- Cataracts;
- Bursitis;
- Bronchitis;
- Bone Disorders And Pain;
- Bladder Irritation;
- Belching;
- Back Pain;
- Anxiety;
- Abdominal Pain;
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