22 Nov 2011
Fosamax is a medication that is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease. The drug is also licensed to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It comes in tablet form; however, a liquid form is also available for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
Actonel is commonly used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and anyone who has corticosteroid-related osteoporosis. The medication works by slowing down bone loss in the body. Actonel comes in tablet form and is taken daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on various factors.
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23 Nov 2011
Actonel and Fosamax are both bisphosphonates. Both drugs work in the same way to prevent bone resorption and increase bone mineral density (BMD). They are used to treat osteoporosis and reduce fractures. Some studies suggest that Fosamax works quicker.
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If my bone density test results show I do not have Osteoporosis, can I stop taking Actonel?
1 answer • 17 Sep 2009
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1 answer • 18 Mar 2010
I am takin Actonel for five years. I woul like to know, for how long I have to take this medicine.
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