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Medicine For Actonel Allergy
See below: An allergy describes a systemic response of the body's immune system to an antigen. The response can cause hives,, itching, swelling, elevation of blood pressure and bronchoconstriction. An allergy to actonel would basically be any combination of the above reactions in response to the intake of actonel into the body. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss.
I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can
Actonel (risedronate) : Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to progressive loss of bone density called osteoporosis. Yes the drugs have been associated with several significant side effects, but like any drug you need to weigh the benefits against these side effects. Spinal, hip and long bone fractures can have serious life altering effects on ones life, more serious than the side effects, so if you are at risk of fracture, which your bone scan indicates, then use of these drugs are justified. This is a conversation you need to be having with your physician since they know you better than anyone on this board can. They can review the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Actonel (risedronate): About which side effects of this drug are you speaking? Some side effects, if ignored, can become significant problems for some patients. Please provide more information. ...Read more
No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
Nope: Hi. No, it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Actonel is the brand name of risedronate one of a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates which help with the prevention and treatment of bone loss. If it is working and you do not develop any of the complications than you can use it for as long as you and your primary care deem necesarry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really BUT...: The class of medicine for Actonel (risedronate) is "bisphosphonates". These drugs have been associated with onj (osteonecrosis of the jaw) where the bone never heals after injury. The greatest risk for onj is in breast and prostate cancer patients who are receiving anti-cancer therapy at the same time. For the average non-cancer patient i would have no serious concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc has prescribed actonel (risedronate) for osteoporosis. I can't decide whether to take it or not. What is your suggestion?
It depend on your : Risk factors, if your risk is high it worth it if is not i will try other modalties, some of the side effects include nausea, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, and the risk of an inflamed esophagus or esophageal ulcers. Injected forms of bisphosphonates don't cause stomach upset. And it may be easier to schedule a quarterly or yearly injection ...Read more
I am taking pycnogenol , enalapril , & actonel (risedronate).What is the interaction between them or issue that needs to be addressed?
Unknown: Pycnogenol is the brand name for a product from the extract of pine bark of a tree known as the french maritime pine. Pycnogenol is not an fda approved medication, which means there is unlikely to be any good scientific research on its true effects and side effects. Nobody really knows how it would interact with prescription drugs like Enalapril or actonel (risedronate). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer