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The Once-A-Month Actonel Dose

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...g in the system? Long-Lasting Effects, Good and Bad Apparently, Actonel has very long-lasting effects, and it stands to reason that this would apply to nasty side effects as well. Ironically, the following warning appears on Actonel’s own website: “Stop taking Actonel® and tell your doctor right away if you have trouble or pain when you swallow, chest pain, or new or worsening heartburn, as these may be signs of serious upper digestive... Click to continue →

Actonel Benefits – Really?

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...Actonel benefits – really? If you keep reading this report, looking for more lovely benefits of Actonel, you’ll soon see that the report was gleaned from studies by Proctor & Gamble, the company that manufactures Actonel. Eager to get Actonel on the scene as the most effective osteoporosis medication over and above its competitor, Merck’s Fosamax, Proctor & Gamble apparently lived up to the second half of their name. When... 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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...e 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 scan in a couple of months when I have a physical. Question: was it... Click to continue →

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

vivian-answers-day 53 comments side, and turn when crisp and golden. Fry other side until crisp and golden. 4. Serve hot with a little yogurt 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... Click to continue →

Atelvia: My Review

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...r new osteoporosis drug developments as well as patent expirations for existing drugs. Actonel was especially on my radar, since its patent was about to expire on 2011, until it received an extension for another three years. Actonel’s future didn’t look too bright. According to the drug’s manufacturer Warner Chilcott, the total filled prescriptions for Actonel in the US declined by almost 22% in the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the same... Click to continue →

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

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...ain unsweetened yogurt anytime. One of my favorite alkalizing snacks is plain yogurt with sliced strawberries, bananas, sprinkled with sliced almonds and a little honey. Enjoy! -Vivian Question & Answer #10 After taking Actonel for 1 yr, I began having a problem swallowing. My Dr. said it had nothing to do with Actonel and to continue taking it, putting me on the one a month pill. I made the decision to stop taking and will never take it... Click to continue →

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

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...vitamin D. Recently I had a fracture in my knee and have AVN in that area. My doctor had me redo my bone density test. It showed I had lost 7 % bone since my last test 2 years earlier. She wants me to go back on medication, Actonel. I don’t want to but fear more fractures if I don’t. What should I do? -Carol Dear Carol, I understand how you feel. The weight of having to make a decision and the fear of more fractures is a burden. But it is not... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

vivian-answers-day 96 comments has a tendency to isolate body processes both to claim an improvement (as in the case of synthetic drugs that ‘cure’ ailments) or to blame for the worsening of a condition. For example, it is possible that the Actonel you took is affecting the bone remodeling in your spine, thus slowing down your normal remodeling process. As you know, bisphosphonate drugs attach themselves to bone and are slow-released for quite some time. But... Click to continue →

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

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As if osteoporosis drugs couldn’t get any worse, recent research reveals that they may cause hair 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.... Click to continue →

New Year Off To A Bad Start For Osteoporosis Drugs

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...l be a year of big surprises – at least for the makers of Osteoporosis drugs. New information is opening up 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... Click to continue →

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