Question by  lisa95 (11)

What are some risks associated with taking Actonel?


Answer by  iggypop (111)

Short terms risks when taking Actonel include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, or throat. The active ingredient, risedronate, can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus.


Answer by  sspugs (496)

There are several side affects associated with taking Actonel - they have recently been documented on TV commercials. Some of the side effects are muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhea and can also cause depression in some patients. It can also interact with certain medications. Please talk to your doctor about any concerns before you start to take it.


Answer by  cakebunny (8)

Actonel can cause nausea, stomach pain, constipation, dizziness, depression. More serious side effects can include chest pain, rash, swelling, sensitivity to light and new heartburn.


Answer by  ukydancer (22)

Actonel, a medication used for osteoporosis needs to be taken on an empty stomach, with lots of water and the patient must remain in an upright position for at least 30 minutes after taking. Not following these directions can result in ulceration of the esophagus.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

A patient taking Actonel could risk bone loss of the jaw which may be more likely if the individual has a blood clotting disorder, dental problems, or anemia.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

Rash, Stomach Cramps, Joint Pain, Head Pain, Diarrhea, High Blood Pressure, Bone Pain, Depression Throat Irritation, Indigestion, Neck Pain, Backache, Dizzy, Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands, Feel Like Throwing Up or Throwing Up,


Answer by  writergalfriday (325)

Side effects for Actonel may include chest pain, heartburn, jaw pain, bone pain, muscle pain, difficulty swallowing, ulcers, and esophagus and stomach damage. The medication is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or have kidney disease.


Answer by  EdnaS (92)

Actonel (checmically: Risedronic acid or risedronate sodium) is used to combat osteoporosis and is usually taken orally. As with other bisphosphonate drugs, risedronate appears to be associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw, although this is rare.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Actonel can cause serious stomach and esophagus problems. That is why it is crucial that the patient be able to sit or stand for 30 minutes after taking the drug.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

Actonel has the potential to cause damage to the esophagus and stomach, causing ulcers and heartburn or in more rare cases, problems with the jaw.

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