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The Once-A-Month Actonel Dose

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In 2008, the FDA approved the once-a-month Actonel dose. Their reasoning came from a single study that compared the benefits of a daily 5mg Actonel dose with a monthly 150mg dose, and the monthly dose was found to be “just as effective.” The new dosage was hailed as a more convenient option; no more remembering to take a pill each day. Think about this for a moment. The once-a-month Actonel dose may be more convenient, but what does this seeming... Click to continue →

Actonel Benefits – Really?

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“…Treatment with 5 mg Actonel® (risedronate sodium tablets) daily reduced the risk of spinal fracture in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients,” says a glowing report released back in 2003, touting Actonel benefits. If you read on, you’ll encounter all sorts of supposedly positive results from studies showing how wonderful Actonel is. “In these patients, fracture risk was reduced by 62 percent and 60 percent,” the report claims.1 Actonel benefits... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #10: Goat Milk, Soup, Strontium, Fluoride, Weight Loss, pH Balance, Dancing, Calcitonin, Forteo, Actonel And More!

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Question & Answer #1 I’m 68 and started Actonel 3 years ago (once a week). The only side effects I had was constipation. After 2 years I started having pains in my shins. I then developed colon cancer and had a large section removed, no chemo or radiation. I am fine now. I stopped taking Actonel this May when the shin situation increased, cold turkey, no weaning off the drug. I haven’t experienced any problems doing that. I will have a bone... Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #25: Compression Fractures, High Blood Pressure, Olive Leaf Extract, Alkalizing Grains, Painful Actonel Side Effect, and More!

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...on the side and your favorite alkalizing veggies. Enjoy! Question & Answer #5 Dear Vivian, I have been on Actonel for about 6 years, and gave it up a month ago…most of the pain in my shins has stopped, but upper arms still very painful when I raise you think this pain will go and if so, how long should it take? -Lowana Dear Lowana, I’m so sorry that you’re suffering because of the osteoporosis drug you faithfully took!... Click to continue →

Atelvia: My Review

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...a: clever marketing sleight of hand. Let me explain. Atelvia’s active ingredient is identical to its twin Actonel, and similar to its cousins Fosamax (including the generic alendronate) and Boniva (ibandronate). So what’s Atelvia’s new twist? It comes in the form of a delayed-release coating which eliminates the fasting requirements applicable to the other bisphosphonate drugs. It’s like a car salesman desperately trying t... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #8: Coffee, Yogurt, Stevia, Vegetable Intolerance, Men And Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Drugs, And More!

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...“cleaner” future! -Vivian Question & Answer #5 After diagnosis of osteoporosis, my doc gave me Actonel, which I took ONE TIME then stopped. Also taking big doses of Vit. D. I am a runner, healthy eater….live in sunshine 365. I cannot think of anything that would take away additional bone, but I want to know anything I can do to ADD. Please advise!! -Ricci Dear Ricci, You are on the right track, but let us analyze the term “... Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #12: Osteoarthritis, Red Algae, Hiatal Hernia, Femur Fractures, Maca Powder, Green Tea, And More!

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...of bone healthy nutrients and have outstanding bioavailability. Stay curious! Question & Answer #3 I took Actonel for five years and now have a femur fracture which I have been trying to heal for almost a year. The doctor then wanted me to take Boniva which I have refused. I read where calcium supplement can be a detriment to other health issues. How can I get this fracture healed as I am following all your bone building advice? Walking cau... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

vivian-answers-day 96 comments 53 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis 14 years ago. Two years ago it was completely reversed, I was taking Actonel and took myself off after seeing your website.I have just had a bone scan and my hip has improved but my spine has gone considerably down, but not as low as in 2005. My doctor blames this on low Vitamin D as my reading was 37L and normal range is between 75-300. She has put me on 10 drops a day Vit D. This really suprises me as... Click to continue →

Do Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Hair Loss? (The Answer May Shock You!)

hair-loss-bisphophonates 31 comments loss… to the point of baldness. As explained in the Save Our Bones Program, bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Reclast and their generic counterparts, interfere with a crucial biochemical pathway, which we’ll discuss in more detail later. The scientific term for hair loss is alopecia, and it’s dreaded by men and especially by women. Causes Of Hair Loss Hair loss can be caused by various factors, such as: Menopause and other shif... Click to continue →

New Year Off To A Bad Start For Osteoporosis Drugs

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...the door to many unanswered questions and suspicions about the most commonly prescribed drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva. On December 31st, just on time to herald the New Year, Reuters reported the following: Diane Wysowski of the FDA’s division of drug risk assessment said researchers should check into potential links between bisphosphonate drugs and cancer. In a letter in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, Wysows... Click to continue →

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