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... Hello all, I have a question for all of you who have tried fosamax and are now on actonel.. are the side effects of actonel easier to put up with? ... (1 replies)
... Just talked to my doctor about a recent study that I read in the Wallstreet Journal that said Fosamax was better than Actonel and equally tolerated. I asked because my doctor has me on Actonel. ... (0 replies)
... head study of Fosamax vs. ... (6 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)
New to this Board
Feb 22, 2004
... Bisphosphonates like Actonel and Fosamax work by slowing bone resorption in the body. ... (16 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)
... 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)
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)
... 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)
... I have been taking Fosamax for several years with no side effects and my bone density has stayed stable until recently when I went off hormones. ... (5 replies)
... I started on Boniva and had bad side effects almost immediately. At the time, I didn't know that my symptoms were related to biophosphonates. I had such severe sternum pain that I was contemplating going to the ER in the middle of the night to rule out chest pains. I had diarrhea, back pain, rib pain, calf cramps etc. All of this related to one tiny pill!! My doctor... (7 replies)
Strontium Ranelate
May 23, 2005
... to be worse in the monthly dose than with the daily dose. Also you have to sit up and wait a full hour before eating anything, compared to 30 minutes with weekly Fosamax or Actonel. So if you already have problems with oral biphosphonates this probably isn't for you. ... (6 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)
... Hiya sm, I personally take Fosamax. I have taken steroids for years, which has caused osteo and this tablet is the only one, for me personally, that didn't cause severe gastric problems and inflammation. I take it once a week and have (or I should have) a chewable calcium tablet per day. Whichever one you do have, please be very careful to follow the instructions on... (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)
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)
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)
Pardon My Brag
Jul 22, 2007
... osteo under zoledronic acid. Sounds like it will be available as soon as later this year. The main study for the oral bisphosphonate follow up drug was done on Fosamax because it has been around the longest. ... (30 replies)
... Thanks, Spinewhine and Chronie, for your thoughts on my Actonel w/ or w/out Forteo question. Chronie, I'm going to read up on the PREOS clinical trials' results. Sounds like very intersting/surprising results came out of the studies. Spinewhine, sadly, the Fosamax/Actonel didn't "lock in" any bone density I had in my spine when I first started taking the meds four years... (16 replies)
... Just read this article - it also states there is an association with strontium and rickets in children in strontium rich soil. And this - However, in a two-year study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the incidence of new vertebral fractures was lower in the group receiving 170 mg per day of strontium than in those receiving 680 mg per day (38.8% vs. 42.0%),... (3 replies)

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