6 patient evaluations for Actonel

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May 5, 2015 (Started Jan 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: drink 8oz with Actonel but remember not to eat for at least 30 min. while standing up so as to not get sick.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: If you have dental issues , I would avoid taking this drug due to possibility of other problems of the jaw as known.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for osteopenia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: ALWAYS cause stomach pain!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Aug 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Apr 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for osteopenia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: I couldn't afford this, so was dependent on samples from Dr, which became unavailable. I took it for a year, and as far as I know, it made no diff between annual bone scans. It was hard to remember to take it and I was on a monthly dose.

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Jan 5, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Weekly

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