When your doctor prescribes Actonel it is important to be familiar with the possible side effects that may occur. Side effects for taking Actonel may sometimes include:
You should seek emergency medical attention if any of the following occur: convulsions,
If you experience any other symptoms, or have any questions or concerns, speak with your doctor.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it is likely your doctor will prescribe Actonel. Typically, for osteoporosis you should take one tablet per week. This will help strengthen your bones. One tablet a week is also recommended to help prevent osteoporosis. This will help maintain your bones' strength. In men, taking Actonel will help increase your bone mass. If you have been diagnosed with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (osteoporosis from taking steroids) it is recommended you take 5 mg daily. In treating Paget's disease, your doctor may ask you to take this drug daily for 2 months until symptoms clear. You should take this medication at least 30 minutes before you take any other medications and before you eat any food. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your doctor about Actonel.