New Study Shows Actonel Almost Halves The Risk Of Hip Fractures...

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Main Category: Bones / Orthopaedics News Article Date: 24 Nov 2006 - 3:00am printer friendly view or write opinions Data published from a retrospective study of over 33,000 postmenopausal women showed that ...
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Patty

King Of Prussia, PA

#1 Dec 22, 2006
I just finished reading a report on these bone meds. I used to be on Fosamax but am not taking anything right now because I'm scared to death about who to believe. This report also listed Actonel as not being safe. Where is the truth and what can we do? anyone with real help pls mail me a greeneyzpatti@yahoo.com. thank you so much.
Irene

Sheffield, UK

#2 Mar 22, 2007
I have been on Actonel for three years because I am on steroids for polymyalgia ,steroids cause the bones to thin, however I do get hip pain but thought this was due to my illness, I am now beginning to wonder and will ask my doctor next visit. We should be told these problems can occur.
Sue

AOL

#3 Mar 27, 2007
Irene

I took actenol for three years, had terrible hip and knee pain. My last bone density test showed
MORE deterioration in the hip area. The dr could not explain this, so I told him NO MORE OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS!! If he doesnt know the answer
why should we suffer at their lack of knowledge.
Good luck to you
Margaret

Brisbane, Australia

#4 May 2, 2007
I have read so many of the conflicting arguments so thought I would would let everyone know that I have been taking Actonel for just over 4 years and have had no side effects. Yes I'm worried after reading the problems associated and will have another chat with Dr. But so far so good.
Joyce CT

Ridgefield, CT

#5 Jul 30, 2007
Margaret wrote:
I have read so many of the conflicting arguments so thought I would would let everyone know that I have been taking Actonel for just over 4 years and have had no side effects. Yes I'm worried after reading the problems associated and will have another chat with Dr. But so far so good.
Yes, You didn't mention the effect of Actonel on your bones. Has the bone density improved and to what percentage over 4years? What is your age and activity level?
Anna Benoit

Canada

#6 Sep 20, 2007
I was prescribed to take actenol but I haven't decided if I should take it or not. My spine is density reading is -2.9

Anybody here in this forum using any medications that helped improved their bone density?
Sue

AOL

#7 Sep 21, 2007
Anna
I took Actenol for 3 long years and it made my
bones more brittle. My hip area deteroiated from a -2.7 to a -6. The dr couldnt explain it, but
after much research I have discoverd it may make
more bones, but they are MORE BRITTLE. I refuse to take any more of this junk. Good luck and good health
Anna Benoit

Canada

#8 Sep 22, 2007
tnx sue for your response. i just have to do what i am doing now to improve my bone density. i run 3 times a week, do weight lifting 3 times a week, do my yoga exercises 5 to 6 times a week and walk everyday.

after my bone scan i felt dizzy and almost passed out. after a day i had pains in my lower back and had difficulty going to the bathroom i don't know if that was side effect from the x-ray machine. the pain in my back is easing out and i am almost normal going to the bathroom. i had my bone scan last sept.11, 2007

i have decided not to take the pill will see what will be the result of my next bone scan next year i keep everybody posted. by the way i am 52 years old and had full hysterectomy when i was 25 years old.

tnx again sue
Anna Benoit

Canada

#9 Sep 23, 2007
Margaret wrote:
I have read so many of the conflicting arguments so thought I would would let everyone know that I have been taking Actonel for just over 4 years and have had no side effects. Yes I'm worried after reading the problems associated and will have another chat with Dr. But so far so good.
i would like to know what's your bone density reading before and after taking the actonel. how old are you? do you do physical exercises?

i will wait for your resonse tnx.
Jackie

Newport News, VA

#10 May 19, 2009
I have been taking Actonel for about 4 years now without any problems. I am experiencing some minor jaw problems but my dentist has attributed it to TMJ. I was was very concerned when I had to have a toot extracted a couple of weeks ago so far the healing process is going very well. My last dexascan showed marked improvments in my hip bones.
Jackie

Newport News, VA

#11 May 19, 2009
Sorry, I meant tooth not toot :)
Sharon

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jun 25, 2009
Is Actonel better than fosamax?
Dave

Torrance, CA

#13 Nov 29, 2011
So, like can we say that Actonel is way worse than Fosamax? Because I've read about the horrors of Fosamax here http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fo... .
Aron

San Jose, CA

#14 Dec 8, 2011
The study shows that with early fracture protection means that fewer patients will suffer the devastating consequences of osteoporotic fracture, helping to both preserve patient's quality of life and to reduce the economic burden of healthcare. http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/recall
jayson

Chicago, IL

#15 Dec 15, 2011
Lowering down the risk of developing hip fracture will also mean that the number of patients who might need hip replacement procedure will decrease. Reportedly, patients who received the all-metal hip implant have experienced hip replacement failure symptoms and needed revision or second surgery to correct the complications and get rid of the faulty device. http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/updates/depuy-hip...
Melissa

New York, NY

#16 Dec 16, 2011
Well its great to see that are new drugs on the market to help with bone fractures. Many Fosamax lawsuit plaintiffs will be relived that their suffering may be coming to an end soon. See http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
Nahla

Beirut, Lebanon

#17 Jun 11, 2012
I started on Actonel 1 1/2 month ago, endured twice a bladder infection, and felt all around not well, just decided to stop it yesterday, will do more exercise and eat better and hope for the best. I had a hip replacement 4 years ago and was diagnosted with osteoporosis lately.(age 60 years)
Areal G

Atlanta, GA

#18 Aug 10, 2012
Actonel is just as hazardous as Fosamax because they both belong to the class of medications known as bisphosphonates. There is a long list of research on the pros and cons of bisphosphonates. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com/
Actonel

Poole, UK

#19 Aug 15, 2012
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Actonel) ameritrustshield.com/products/actonel.htm... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
Ken

New York, NY

#21 Oct 19, 2012
Osteoporosis drugs have been long proven to work in reducing the risk of fractures, but it doesn't change the fact that side effects are still impending. Fosamax has also been proven to reduce the risk of fractures in patients, but has been linked to several controversies due to adverse effects. http://www.fosamaxinjurylawsuitcenter.com could be a good reference.

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