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Can any of the side effects of actonel affect the liver?

Can any of the side effects of actonel affect the liver?

Not commonly: Any med metabolized by liver can potentially cause liver abnormalities-uncommon with bisphosphonates like actonel. More common can be esophageal inflammation, altered chemistries, e.g. Blood calcium level, changes in bone, kidney stones, muscle pains, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: actonel?

Please describe the medication: actonel?

Osteoporosis treamen: Actonel(risedronate)belong to a group of drugs called bisphophonates, they are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women mainly.They also have some other indications for the treament of other diseases such as paget's disease. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking actonel after being on it for 4 years? What would happen?

Can i stop taking actonel after being on it for 4 years? What would happen?

Talk to your doctor: There is a trend to limiting the time that people take this kind of medicine, but there are other factors, including how severe your bone loss is, how it has responded to the actonel, other treatment options. See what your doctor is thinking. If you stop, you probably would not notice anything immediately, but osteoporosis is painless unless you break a bone. ...Read more

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I am taking actonel, is there a liqud?

I am taking actonel, is there a liqud?

No: Irritating to esophagus, poorly absorbed drug, multiple interactions w/other meds to decrease absorption. Need to tkae on empty stomach, first thing in am, empty stomach, with 8 ounces water; don't eat, take meds, or lie down for 1/2 h afterwards. ...Read more

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I've been on actonel for 4 years now, when can I stop taking it?

I've been on actonel for 4 years now, when can I stop taking it?

Depends on density.: The duration of treatment with Actonel or similar drugs depends on the bone density. If osteoporosis is present the drugs are generally taken for 5 years. If there is only a mild amount of bone loss the drug might be stopped depending on specific factors. If there is estrogen deficiency or you are taking cortisone-like drugs Actonel would be needed to prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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Is actonel good for osteoporosis?

Is actonel good for osteoporosis?

Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning states that these drugs cause brittle bone and increases risk of fracture. The ultimate goal in medicine is to get clinical outcomes while doing no harm. Bio identical hormone replacement has been proven to both produce bone & and stop bone loss. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Actonel (Definition)

Actonel(risedronate)belong to a group of drugs called bisphophonates, they are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women mainly.They also have some other indications for the treament of other diseases ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Risedronate (Definition)

Risedronic acid (inn) or Risedronate Sodium (usan) is a bisphosphonate used to strengthen bone, treat or prevent osteoporosis, and treat ...Read more