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... I was also on Didrocal, I experienced severe dizziness for the past 2 years and searcing the web I found out it was Didrocal that was responsible. I went of Didrocal and the dizziness over time went away. I still experience some buzzing in my head and wonder how long Didrocal stays in your system. My Dr. ... (7 replies)
Jul 9, 2007
... I told my dr. about going off didrocal and he put me on actonel, what a disaster that was, the first pill I took my neck got sore in the afternoon, and not a little sore, the 2nd. ... (6 replies)
... nothing seemed to help, until I researched it on the web and I found out the side effects of the didrocal I was taking. The last few white pills I took my condition seemed to get worse and the last white pill I thought I was going to die. ... (5 replies)

... She tried Didrocal but it struck her down with terrible aching bone and joint pain and general misry and debility, of a type she never had before starting the Didrocal. ... (4 replies)
... n and Peppurr let me be the fifth Canadian poster to respond. I haven't seen this many Canadians on one post since I joined the board... great tho!! I did take Didrocal for three weeks last September until I found this board and decided to switch to Strontium also calcium vit d vitamin k. ... (11 replies)
... Paxton, in answer to your question about how long Didrocal stays in your system... In the above mentioned book it says that bisphonates deposit in the bones for 10 years and accumulate with use. ... (11 replies)
... this drug for about 2 years and have experienced dizziness for that period of time. I started getting dizzy off and on for about 1 year, then steady. I went off Didrocal and it got a lot better. ... (11 replies)
May 12, 2008
... hi Rosalyn and welcome to the board. My experience with didrocal... i tried it for 3 weeks and it caused constipation big time and gastric problems. My two sisters were on it with no bone increase and my mother in law had to come off with joint pain. I turned to alternative ... strontium citrate without side effects but i won't know about density increase until my dexa... (6 replies)
... I don't know how i did it, but this med sounded familiar and i googled this Healthboard to a previous thread on Didrocal where several members posted that it caused them the same type of problem they had with Actonel and Fosamax. ... (5 replies)
... Didrocal is actually two drugs: etidronate and calcium carbonate. The etidronate is a bisphosphonate (as is Actonel) which you take for a specified number of days and then you follow that up w/the calcium carbonate for a specified number of days in a distinct pattern. ... (5 replies)
... Hi, Ive been off actonel for some time now. My joints aren't as painful but I can feel my bones getting thinner so I will have to go on something soon. I read that didrocal was approved in Canada, but when I do a search on it, my computer is not being very co-operative right now. Anyone know anything about didrocal? (5 replies)
... le to sleep pain free again!! My doctor put me on Actonel which I take once a week and I haven't had any problems. So if you are experiencing bad pain while on Didrocal don't put up with it and insist that you doctor change your medication. ... (7 replies)
... It doesn't bother me during the day but I wake up early with the pain and can't go back to sleep. I'm tempted to stop taking the didrocal as I can't stand the pain. I would be interested in hearing from anyone regarding this. ... (7 replies)
... I never heard of Didrocal so I can't offer any comparison opinion. ... (4 replies)
... this is a good and helpful group of people so you'll likely find some answers. Didrocal is in the bisphosphonate class of drugs, as is Fosamax. ... (11 replies)
... I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis and my doctor has prescribed Didrocal. I do not like taking prescription drugs, but I'm wondering if this is a good thing as it is supposed to build bones. Has anyone taken this drug or does anyone have a information to share... (11 replies)
May 12, 2008
... Merrill most doctors here in Canada don't know what stroantium citrate is but i don't mean to be offensive but it is true. They only know about the drugs not the supplements or alternatives. When i recently went to OP clinic here the dietian wanted to know what supplements i was on and when i said strontium citrate... she had to search it on computer she never heard of it! ... (6 replies)
May 10, 2008
... Didrocal is taken daily so I've only been on the stuff for 4 days. I ended up making a long distance call to my sister, the nurse. She suggested stopping and going back to the Doctor. I could always start again if my only problem is back strain. Fortunately the snow is melting again. I'll have a chat with my Doctor about the "Strontium Citrate" you mentioned. Thanks... (6 replies)
May 10, 2008
... I just started on Didrocal. After the first pill my lower back started to hurt. I put the pain down to back strain caused by moving furniture. We had a tremendous snow fall two days ago and I was out shoveling snow yesterday. I took white pill #4 last night. This morning, I could bearly move my back hurt so much. I'm considering stopping the pills and getting back to... (6 replies)
... Do you know if there is any relationship between Didrocal and Fosamax, if they are the same class of drug, work the same way, etc? ... (4 replies)

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