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... I'm new to the board also. I had to make the same decision as you concerning Fosamax, Actonel or Forteo. I also have severe osteoporosis and did take Actonel for a short while. ... (5 replies)
... Good question. Forteo stimulates the osteoblasts to lay down more more while Fosamax and Actonel inhibit the osteoclasts from absorbing bone. Therefore, Fosamax and Actonel can only build on what is there while Forteo can theoretically make new bone. ... (5 replies)
... pay for a 3 month supply. My insurance required my doctor to let them know why I needed it. He wrote that I couldn't tolerate Actonel and that I had suffered multiple fractures. ... (5 replies)

... I just read an interesting medical journal article comparing results between Forteo and alendronate (I always forget if that is Actonel or Fosamax). (3 replies)
... I was on Actonel for a couple of months before starting Forteo but it gave me a lot of stomach distress. I had gastric ulcers previously so we knew that Actonel would probably be too hard on my stomach but my doctor wanted to at least give it a try. ... (5 replies)
... Yup. I can attest to Actonel causing bone and joint pain. I have been off of it for about 2 months and am feeling much better. I'm scheduled to start Forteo at the end of Feb and all I'm doing right now is calcium supplementation and exercise. ... (13 replies)
... t were given doses of 3 to 60 times what a human receives. We never can tell on any drug what the consequences may be in the long run. I just felt that taking Forteo was the best route for me. So far, after 9 months, I have had no more fractures. I still have pain from my first fractured foot and my hip. ... (11 replies)
... I do not have all the answers on the esophageal and stomach issues with Bisphosphonates like Actonel and Fosamax....but here is just a little bit that I know and it is not is a theory.... ... (4 replies)
... ave been taking Fosamax for several years with no side effects and my bone density has stayed stable until recently when I went off hormones. I decided to go on Forteo but have not had positive results because it does not work well for those who have been on Fosamax. ... (5 replies)
... I have been on Forteo for six months and my bone density is the same now as when I started Forteo. ... (5 replies)
Any Advice?
Feb 21, 2004
... :wave: Dear Daphnesmon know you got it right, I am just below, where I was, on my first bone denisty test. I did go up and read a couple of posts, on the Forteo, following: Adverse events associated with the use of Forteo (teriparatide) may include (but are not limited to) the following: Pain Headache Asthenia Neck pain Hypertension Angina pectoris (11 replies)
Any Advice?
Feb 20, 2004
... it is a daily injectible.....a "pen" you keep in the refrig and inject yourself every day. It cost about 300 dollars a month vs 70ish for Actonel or Fosamax.......and they only have data on patients usining it for 19 months that i am aware of. ... (11 replies)
May 30, 2005
... The bisphosphonates are much better. There is a head to head study of Fosamax vs Miacalcin and it shows that Fosamax builds more bone. Not sure if there is any Actonel vs Miacalcin data. So, if you can tolerate a bisphosphonate such as Fosamax or Actonel....they are more efficacious. ... (1 replies)
... out Forteo question. ... (16 replies)

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