Actonel used for?
Actonel is used to treat Paget?s disease of the
Actonel is also used to prevent and treat:
Who should not take Actonel?
You should not take Actonel if you:
have low calcium levels in the blood
have bone or mineral problems that have not been treated by
your health care provider
have severe kidney problems
are unable to stand or sit up for at least 30 minutes.
General Precautions with Actonel:
Tell your doctor if you have a history of stomach problems because Actonel
can cause difficulty swallowing, inflammation of the esophagus, esophageal
ulcer, and stomach ulcer.
If you have a bone-imaging test, tell your doctor or
technician you are taking Actonel because it can interfere with the test.
What should I
tell my doctor or health care provider:
Tell your doctor or health car provider if you are:
taking aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDS), because taken togetherwith Actonel, aspirin and NSAIDS
can increase the probability of stomach irritation.
trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are
What are some
possible side effects of Actonel? (This
is not a complete list of side effects reported with Actonel.
Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list
of side effects.)
Side effects of Actonel are generally mild to
moderate and do not require stopping the treatment.
The following is a listing of the most common side
For more detailed information about Actonel, ask your
health care provider