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 1  osteoporosis Lost most of bone in my upper and lower jaw.very painful for 4 years.never recommend this.and who pays for surgery to fix my jaw? Makers of zctonel will or should F 55 1 days
7/19/2014
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 1  Paget's disease of L-3 spine disc. Failed disc fusion of L2-L4 may be due to over use per my neurosurgeon. Continuous leg, lumbar and joint pain. Worsening indigestion requiring use of Chlord/Clidi. Increased anxiety. Most recently increased right arm pain at wrist and elbow. Since I was taking drug for Paget's disease I cannot confirm that it helped any. It was a nuisance to take because you have to take first thing in morning with 8 ounces of water and remain upright for half hour after taking and could not eat during that half hour. I was shocked to learn the FDA findings and that my PCP didn't inform me until Oct. 2013. I had been on Actonel since Nov. 2000 when I was diagnosed with Paget's. After two lumbar fusions during 2012 I still suffer with severe pain and needing 10mg Oxycodone 4X day and Morphine Sulphate 15mg 2X day. I see pain management doctor every 4 weeks to re-evaluate and renew medications. M 61 13 years
35 1X W
7/16/2014
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 1  Osteoporosis?Osteospina I took Actonel for the first time on Sunday, and the last!! I developed a migraine during the first day and by night time I had severe back pain that shut through the front of my chest/heart. I could only take short breaths because every time I breath deeply I would feel a stabbing pain in my heart/chest. I also felt pain in my joints on my left arm. During the night I couldn't even turn over without moaning each time. I felt pain in the spinal cord. By the next morning I felt like my whole body was aching. I also felt warm and had chills. It's the third day and I developed a rash around my neck. I also have been bedridden for the last two days on and off. I ache every time I move. I also am having upper abdominal pain since yesterday evening. I will never take this medication again and hope no one ever takes it either. I don't want anyone to experience the same symptoms. I wish I would have done more research on this medicine before taking this med. F 49 1 times
35 mg 1X W
6/3/2014

 1  Osteoporosis Within an hour of taking the medication I started to have dizziness which lasted about 3-4 hours followed by nausea, significant chest pain and vomiting. I initally thought that I was having a heart attack but saw that several other people also reported chest pain and had it medically checked out to find that it was not an attack. The next day the nausea continued and the joint and muscle aches at their peak, not to mention the chest pain felt like a small elephant was sitting on top of me. Breathing was difficult to say the least. It has been 72 hours since I took my first...and need I say...last pill of this poison. My chest pain is as bad now as it was the first day but thank goodness the nausea and vomiting have subsided. I was never warned that I would have any reaction....much less one to this degree. I will never take another dose of this drug or any kind of it's class. Life is too short to take something that can do this much damage with just one dose. I can only imagine what w F 1 days
150 1X M
6/2/2014

 1  bone fractures Took actonel for five months and now I have acute myleoid leukemia. This is a killer drug and should be off of the market. M 59 5 months
150 MG 1X M
4/24/2014

 1  Osteoporosis I took my first dose of Actonel 2 days ago. Yesterday I had minor joint pain. Today I feel like I have been run over by a truck. Severe joint and muscle pain, flu like symptoms, headache and wasted my day bedbound. Panadeine Forte every 4 hours has had very little effect except to make me sleepy. I will Not be taking another dose of this medication and am shocked that with all of these complaints, they are still allowed to sell it! Think twice before taking this medication. My bone density score was very low particularly for my age so I thought taking Actonel would be a wise decision to avoid complications in later life. But the side effects I have are too much to continue taking it. F 47 2 days
35mg 1X W
4/19/2014

 1  osteoporosis Been on it for 18 months. I have preexisting fibromyalgia. All was fine til I went off. Now I have such bad pain most of the time. Fingers, knees, feet, and especially thighs and calfs. Just had hip and knee xrays so wish me luck. Went to gp who talked me into going back on it. Now Ive read all your comments jees Im really put off. Ive never had this pain b4 so its not fibromyalgia. Im going off it for sure. Thanks to all you dear people who have warned us. F 65 1 years
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4/8/2014

 1  Doctor Prescribed after Bone Densit MORE BAD NEWS - SORRY! I reported back in 2009 about being hospitilized after suffering an "ACUTE ATTACK of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS"-a side effect of Actonel. Last week I had a Consultation with a Peridontal Surgeon and was told that the adverse effects of Bisphosphonates {which is the ingredient in Actonel that causes the problems}tend to stay in our bodies "for LIFE" and should always be reported before having any Dental or Orthopedic Proceedures!Is there NO ESCAPE from this Poison? And WHY is it still being made and Prescribed??????????? F 65 9 weeks
30 mg 1X W
3/18/2014
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 1  Osteoporosis Joint pain later in the day I took Actonel then by next morning diahrrea and some vomiting which lasted a few days and left me dehydrated. After that I still had joint pain and bad headache. The pain has been in my hands, knees, shoulders and lower back. I am still getting pain after nearly a month. F 54 1 days
150mg 1X M
3/13/2014

 1  Osteopenia Developed severe back pain, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, chills and flu like muscle pains ten hours after my first pill. The chest pains lasted for 48 hours causing me to go to the emergency room to see if it was a heart attack. After five days I am experiencing severe joint pains in my fingers and they are tender to any touch. Also, I have severe acid reflux since that day. Do not take this medicine. I hope this has not caused any long term damage. F 55 1 days
150 1X D
3/9/2014

 1  Osteoporosis Symptoms didn't start for three weeks, which my doctor thinks is strange, by the way, and refuses to attribute them to Actonel. Arthritis in hands, wrists, and feet were the first. That went away in a couple of days, and then the worst flu-like symptoms set in. Muscular aches and pains, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, loss of appetite, some difficulty swallowing, etc. I am still weak and queasy. The first pill will be my last! F 74 6 weeks
150 mg. 1X M
2/17/2014

 1  Osteoporosis Bone pain, back pain, jaw pain, teeth pain AND MOST WORRYINGLY EAR PROBLEMS!! Very scary tables which didn't help my bone density much, If you have ANY EAR CONCERNS after taing this stuff be ASSERTIVE and tell your Docors and when they say "It doesn't say that in the side effects" tell them it has happened to you and you are NOT MAKING it up at all. 39 30 months
150 MG 1X M
2/16/2014

 3  Osteopenia Weight gain So far so good, maybe too early to say if it helps with Osteopenia, but I hope so! F 51 10 weeks
35 1X W
1/25/2014

 1  osto Took 1st dose 1/8/14. The next morning I have difficulty getting out of bed. Extreme pain in hip, back, neck, arms. Been taking Advil every 5 hours to ease the pain. It is now 1/20/14 and still have pain but not as bad. Dr said we will look into 2x a yr injections. I don't know about that yet. Do not take. Wished I read comments from others before taking this horrible drug. F 55 1 days
150 1X M
1/20/2014

 1  osteoporosis After having read some of the comments, I think I am experiencing side effects. My feet hurt my legs ache, I have joint pain in my fingers and thumb, and I have ringing in my ears. I also feel fatigued lately which is unusual for me and I have been having heartburn.and headaches. I actually had a physican tell me I was nervous about my health. He needs to find another profession. I am due to take Actonel on the 4th of January but will not take it. I am now convinced it is from this drug. My Dr. was insistent I take it and I am not a pill taker. I regret listening to her and am pretty angry. my bone density has not improved anyway. I take 1600 mgs. of calcium and 4,oo0 D a day and will stick with that. This drug needs to be taken off the market. F 62 4 years
150 mg 1X M
12/31/2013

 1  osteoporosis Constipation, Rash, Bone and Muscle Pain, Kidney Tumor. Now I have Scoliosis and my spine is completely wrecked and walking is extremely painful. I consider Actonel a dangerous drug and should be taken off the market. Wish I had never heard of it or the Doctor who persuaded me to stop taking Rocaltrol and take Actonel instead and ignored all the side effects I had including the Bone and Muscle pain that kept me Hospitalised and unable to walk for 10 days even though my Orthopeadic Surgeon kept querying it with her.(I found that out just recently!) F 87 5 years
35MG 1X W
12/30/2013
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 1  sales pitch by my doctor Horrible side effects just like the rest of you. It's over 3 years and I am still suffering from the effects of just one dose. My intestinal tract will never be the same. I cannot believe how many people took that poison a second time. F 53 1 days
150 1X M
12/23/2013
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 1  Osteoporosis Severe joint pain, worse in hip and knees. Tiredness, shaking, fever. Hurts to breathe and want to vomit. All this within a couple of hours of taking the first dose. Having read how others have suffered on this drug, I will be seeing my doctor before I take the next dose. F 62 1 days
150mgs 1X M
11/24/2013
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 1  Recommended by my osteoporosis dr Had very severe knee joints paid within 24 hours and the pain extended all the way to my big toe. Also swollened pinky left finger and thumb. My lower back was excruiting pain and I have difficulty to walk and balance myself. F 65 1 days
35mg
10/27/2013

 1  Osteoporosis within 6 hours of taking my once-a-month dose, I felt nauseous and fatigued. I laid down and slept for about 3 hours in the afternoon (very unlike me). It was Thanksgiving day so I had lots to prepare for dinner. At 8:00 p.m. I had to excuse myself and go to bed as I was not feeling well at all and had to lie down. I must have dozed off but woke up about 3 hours later shivering. I new I had a fever; I took two extra strength Tylenol. The chills continued all night with lots of sweating along with a headache. I felt like I was beat up during the night the next morning and took two more Tylenol as the chills continued. By mid noon, the following day after taking Actonel, I perked up a bit, still had a headache but quickly went downhill. I started having diarrhea along with gut wrenching contracation for the next few days. I went to the Dr. yesterday and she attributed it Actonel and suggest Immodium. I still have the big stromach cramps that actually feel like labor pains, This I wish I would have found this site before taking the first and last pill. At this point I just hope it leaves my system quickly without doing any damage. F 53 1 weeks
150 1X M
10/17/2013
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 1  Osteopenia Within 8 hours low grade fever. Within 12 hours diarrhea. Within 24 hours severe indigestion. All the symptoms continue and top it off with inability to remain asleep do to severe stomach pain, constant churning and the need to run to the bathroom. F 51 4 days
150 mg
9/4/2013

 4  osteoporosis Bone density has increased. F 62 1 years
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7/24/2013

 1  osteoporosis My throat began to close off and could not pass food or drink to my stomach. This effect has never stopped, even after discontinuing usage! F 70 2 years
1X W
6/14/2013
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 1  borderline osteoporosis I had one 2 day episode of low back and rt hip pain in the second month I was on the medication, (Oct 2011) then in May of 2012, I began to have mild to moderate abd pain that would go away after several hours. On 06/15/12, I had a ruptured sigmoid diverticulum which resulted in emergency surgery and a temporary colostomy. I had to have the sigmoid colon removed.. During the next 4 months I continued a monthly Actonel tab; was having cramping colic like pain for several hrs about 2 weeks after taking the pill that would finally go away after a while. I didn't put two and two together until the gastroenterologist told me in late Oct (2 weeks before the reversal of the colostomy) to stop the Actonel as she thought there was an association between the colic pain and the rupture, and may have contributed to the rupture and I was more at risk, because I had diverticulum.. I did not know I had diverticulum so as I am a health care professional I am doing a more thorough assessment and eva F 66 13 months
150mg 1X M
3/28/2013

 1  osteoporosis Immediately after taking my first dose yesterday I had a headache that lasted all day. Also had queasy feeling in stomach on and off all day, and some stomach discomfort. Was very restless last night and did not sleep well. I will NEVER take another dose. I need to find a natural alternative. F 63 1 days
35mg 1X W
1/10/2013
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 2  Osteoporosis After the first dose, mild discomfort in back and upper back burned. Symptoms only lasted a few minutes. After the third dose, I felt like I was in labor and the pelvic bones were pulling apart. Walking sounds would confuse some with popping pop corn. Several large lumps above right knee that are itchy and painful, and the worse is burning in the rectum. I am due for my fourth monthly dose in two days. I see my Dr. in a week and will decide at that time if I will continue to take Actonel. Since I have not taken the drug long enough to be re-tested for bone density, I do not know if it is effective. I take it early, remain up, hold off eating for two hours, and recline rather than lie flat during sleeping hours, and do not sit straight up as to avoid belching. I rated it 2 because of the harsh side-effects. F 59 3 weeks
35mg 4X M
1/8/2013
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 1  Osteopenia Severe aching muscles and joints, flu like symptoms, temperature 99.8, severe abdominal cramping, diarrhea. Onset of the symptoms takes 18 hours. Then all the symptoms are experienced at once. I felt like I had taken the medication to clean your colon for a colonoscopy plus the flu symptoms. This medication is poison to your system. The first time I took it I was convinced by my doctor's staff that I had an intestinal flu. Let it run it's course. After 14 hours of diarrhea I began taking Pepto Bismol. I was home sick for two days. The second time I took the medication I awoke at 2 am and I knew immediately what I was in for. I took the package information and called the manufacturer to make a report. I filed a ADVERSE REACTION report with the FDA. I contacted my pharmacist at 4 am to see what I might take to get some relief. I don't know what kind of permanent damage I have done to my system. But I will NEVER EVER take this medication or any other medication in this family. I am upset with my doctor for prescribing it. I am mad at myself for taking it a second time. I had stomach problems the first month I took it and today I am still experiencing abdominal cramping. F 50 2 times
150 mg 1X M
1/4/2013
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 2  osteoporosis/primary hyperthyroid upset stomach and touble sleeping I have not taken it long enough to know if it is effective. I will probably need to take it for 2-3 years. The side effects have been moderate but I felt much better before I started taking it. F 55 4 months
1X M
11/16/2012

 1  Low bone density. Kidney Cancer. I think it made my bones more brittle and my spine is extremely painfull every step hurts and I can't walk very far without sitting down. In my opinion it made my bones much worse and it should be taken off the market. I wish I had never taken it. F 86 5 years
1X W
11/4/2012
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 1  Osteoporsis 1 day after taking it I felt like I had the flu. Was freezing, ached all over, hurt to walk because of the pain in joints, and I had a temperature. 4 days later I suddenly had severe pain in my rib cage along my bra line on both sides of my chest and a horrible headache and sore neck. Also bad cramps in my foot. I have only taken 1 dose but will be telling my doctor that I will not continue taking it. I'm hoping it leaves my system quickly. I wish I had found this site before I took my 1st dose!! F 51 6 days
Monthly
10/12/2012

 5   None. This drug increased my score. F 63 1 years
35
10/7/2012

 1  for tinny bones I have taken this for years with no problems, but the last three months I have awakened the next day with body shaking chills and then a fever in the afternoon and diarrhea. It lasts about 2 days. I am thinking there was something wrong with the last 90 day supply I got. Maybe it was tainted. I fear the tinniness in my bones, but I am not taking it again. I first started taking this through a medical study at Northwestern University. After the study, my doctor prescribed it for the tinniness I was feeling in my bones. I do not have osteoporosis. I just feel like my bones are hollow F 71 10 years
150 1X M
10/3/2012
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 1  osteopenia bone cracks in both thighs EVERYONE SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: FDA recommends that healthcare professionals should: Be aware of the possible risk of atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures in patients taking oral bisphosphonates. Continue to follow the recommendations in the drug label when prescribing oral bisphosphonates. Discuss with patients the known benefits and potential risks with using oral bisphosphonates. . F 57 8 years
30MG 1X W
9/26/2012
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 1  Osteoporosis It is early days yet but something is affecting adversly anc Actonel is the only change in my medication regimen. Shortly after going to bed last night I had diarrhea. This morning aching in muscles and joints. Retrosternal discomfort and discomfort and heaviness in breasts. Very depressed with loss of motivation. Rather apprehensive now as to what may be in store for me as I am stuck with the once-a-month 150mg dose for the next month with no way to turn it off. F 78 2 days
150mg 1X M
9/1/2012
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 1  Low bone density spine & hips Dizziness ++. Diarrhoea. Bone pain. Difficulty moving my joints.Lethargy. Loss of earnings through time off work. Dizzy within 3 hrs of administration. By 10 pm felt I'd been in a time machine & was 85 yrs (I am 62).Strong bone pain. I could 'feel' my sternum,hips,spine & left forearm. I found it hard to move & because of the diarrhoea nearly soiled the bed. It's 1 month to the day now, since I took Actonel. I am gradually feeling better, especially in the last 4 days. I lost 6kgs in 1 week & time off work. My doctor was dismissive & seemed not to believe me as to the cause. He had strongly urged me to have a yearly infusion of Actonel. I am so relieved I tried the monthly dose 1st. It is ironic that the ongoing dizziness predisposed me to falls; thank goodness I did not tumble & break something! I question how this drug got passed the Therapeutic Goods Act. F 62 1 months
150mg 1X M
8/26/2012
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 1  osteopenia I had been on Boniva for approx. 12 years when my Ins. Co. switched me to Actonel in Nov., 2010. (A Dr. has to sign off for this to happen.) In late Dec., 2010 I was taken to hospital with "global amnesia" and given every imaginable test. My memory of approximately 10 hours never returned. - Frightening! At that time, the Drs. were saying it was stress related. In Nov., 2011, I was having a great deal of difficulty rising from a toilet seat due to extreme pain above my right knee. X-rays didn't show anything. Dr.'s were dismissive. Pain then went to mid-thigh and then into groin. Later, the left leg started with same symptoms. At that point x-rays showed stress fractures of both femurs, with right leg starting to heal. A week later, when getting out of the shower and stepping down onto the left leg, the femur snapped. I heard it; I felt it and I went down. Nine weeks later, I've had surgery, been in a nursing home, spent time in a rehab. center and am now housebound. I am s F 73 18 months
150 1X M
8/14/2012
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 1  Low bone density Severe dysentery and dehydration. Wound up in hospital! F 54 3 months
150
8/13/2012

 1  Osteopena First time I took Actonel I had flu symtoms for a week. Each month I have flu systems for 1 to 1 1/2 days. I have unexplained weight gain. I have been on a 1250 cal per day diet and still gain about a pound every three months. Went to the doctors yesterday with muscle pain complaints and pain in my ribs I have been having these pains for over a month. An xray shows I have a broken rib. I have not fallen or been in an accident so how did I get this broken rib? I am also on Lipitor (have been for over 5 years) and my doctor wants me to stop the Lipitor thinking this is what is causing the muscle pain. Does not think Actonel has anything to do with my issues. After reading these comments, I am stopping Actonel immediately F 58 18 months
30mg 1X M
7/11/2012
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 1  Diagnosed with Osteoporosis Extreme tiredness, very bad cramps, pain in hip and muscles. I have trouble sleeping and sometimes feel very ill after taking a tablet.. My whole body feels out of whack. I was recently diagnosed as having Fybromyaligia and I think that the symptoms are caused by the Actonel. I cannot lose weight and my stomach feels hard. I have decided to take myself off this drug after having a chat with my Doctor F 57 3 days
1X W
6/21/2012
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 1  Osteopenia Uveitis, jaw pain, severe joint pain throughout my entire body, indigestion, constipation, chills. fatigue, loss of appetite, head ache. I took Actonel for the first time on Sunday 6/9/12 at 6:am I followed my doctor and pharmacist instruction later that afternoon I started feeling severe joint pain and two days later I ended up in the ER because eyes felt like someone ripped my eye balls from the socket, I was diagnosed with Uveitis due to reaction cause by Actonel. This poison should not be sold for human consumption. F 63 1 times
150 1X M
6/14/2012
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 1  low bone density after 3 months, started with mood swings then all out depression. After 6 months severe OCD behavior and getting "lost" or "stuck" like a broken record. Unable to button my shirt or open a drawer.Hallucinations(visual & audial) Other "unusual" behavior. Confusion. Muscle spasms. Erratic heart beat. "seizure-like" episodes. 3 nights in the ICU. Stopped taking the actonel when the seizures started. T-scores worsened while on Actonel. M 41 10 months
500mg 1X M
6/6/2012
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 1  Osteopenia borderline osteoporosis I had previously been on Boniva. The pharmacy/insurance switched to Actonel. Within 2 months I was having severe thigh/groin pain in right leg. Shortly thereafter, the pain went to the left thigh/groin area. Just diagnosed with femur fractures in both legs. Right leg seems to be healing, although still having some pain. Left leg is not doing as well; I'm using a combination of a cane and a walker. My mobility is severely limited. It was quite by accident that I suggested to Dr. that Actonel might be the culprit. SHAME on the manufacturers of these drugs! F 73 7 months
150 1X M
5/24/2012
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 1  osteoporosis Severe muscle spasms. Spine swelling and twisting. Weakness. Left side extremely weak. Constant internal pain. Body seized up. Just glad I am off it and would advise anyone not to take it. I have been off Actonel for about 8 weeks and am slowly getting back to normal. I feel stronger, no spine swelling, pain is gradually decreasing and no longer any internal pain. 61 13 years
35mg 1X W
5/11/2012
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 1  bone loss 21 pages of strong complaints going back to 2003 on this site................and this poison is still on the Market!! I am SO glad i decided not to take this or the other osteo drugs............a big THANk YOU to all who have posted. Doing well with greatly improved bones thanks to Strontium Citrate and calcium. F 59 0 days
0 1X D
4/6/2012
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 1  Osteopena Took actonel for 6 months. A couple of months into it, I started having severe back pain, exterme night sweats (so bad, I got dehydrated and fainted), sores in mouth, weight gain. I never had back pain before in my life. It's been 21/2 years since I stopped taking Actonel. Other symptoms went away but back pain is still with me and doctors can't do anything about it. This drug should be taken off the market. I am in my mid 50's. Used to be very athletic, running every day, working out. Doctor gave it to me after a bone density test. Even though I quit over 2 years ago, I have been feeling like an 80 year old. Can't run, sit, bend... This drug should be off the market. F 56 6 months
1X M
4/5/2012
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 1  Oesteoarthritis Extreme stomach pain for days at a time and diarhea on weekly pills after years then put onto monthly and after about 3 years I now get diarhea every month and can relate to many other symptoms which have been diagnosed to be something else!! Headaches in morning when waking especially - put down to slightly high blood pressure but I don't think so. Will not take it for a couple of months and see the result. Will take calcium supplement. F 66
150mg 1X M
4/1/2012

 1  Osteopena Nausea,severe stomach pain,aching.Flu like symptoms. Feels like I am constipated all the time. Terrible pain in the head,feels like my head is being squeezed in a vice. Loss of appetite dont even feel like drinking water.Never felt so dreadful. I am not taking any more. It should be taken off the market.I will take my chances with eating more calcium. F 65 2 months
150 1X M
3/25/2012
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 5  low bone No side effect(i'm active person in good health and watch my diet) M 64 4 years
1X M
3/12/2012

 1  Dr recommended after bone loss Unbearable back and hip pain. Problems with my kidneys. I have blamed it on everything except the Actonel and gone to every Type of Dr you can image. Do you think one suggested the Actonel? NO! until I checked the Internet and it was like my life story from all the comments. I think I read one that said no effects. This drug has taken my life away from me. This has made me feel like an old lady. I'am 54 and was perfectly fine until this was prescribed to me after a bone density test. I started to believe the fibermyalgia when they say chronic pain commercials but again I think most male Dr.'s look at you like you are crazy. Final dose I can't wait to see if I start feeling better F 54 3 days
150 1X M
3/12/2012
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 1  ASTIO LOTS OF PAIN FOR IN LEGS AND FEET HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WORK DOCTORS DO NOT BELIEVE ME AND THEY CANNOT FIND ANYTHING. I HAVE NOT TAKEN THE MEDICATION FOR 3 MONTHS BUT I AM STILL IN PAIN. I AM NOT SIXTY YET AND FEEL THAT I NEED TO BE IN A WHEEL CHAIR ****BAD DO DONT TAKE THIS F 59 5 months
150 1X M
3/8/2012
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 1  Low Bone Density EXTREME PAIN AND NAUSEA My husband took one pill and BAM about 4 hours later he felt extreme nausea. About 8 hours later he was in EXTREME pain to the point where he could barely move. 3 days now and the pain is still unbearable. He will not be taking another dose. This medication is bad!!! M 43 1 days
150 1X M
2/24/2012
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 5  Bone loss. No side effects at all. Its great that I only have to take a pill once a month. F 46 4 years
150mg 1X M
2/7/2012

 1  Osteopenia Within a couple of weeks I experienced bone pain which continued to increase. I stopped taking the drug and I would advise anyone to NOT take this drug. Bone and muscle pain continued, I saw many Doctors and had many tests no one could find a problem. My only symptoms were bone and muscle pain. After 3 years Doctors decided it must be Fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease caused by a disturbance in my body. I believe the Actonel caused the disturbance but there is no way to prove this. I am completely healthy except for this condition. F 68 3 weeks
35mg 1X W
1/19/2012
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 1  menopausal osteo in right hip I haven't had any side effects from the once-a-month pill, but I am very concerned that it may have been the cause of my left hip breaking due to a fall 2 weeks ago that in my opinion should not have been hard enough to cause a fracture, as it was on a carpeted floor. I will not be taking my next dosage, due tomorrow, & will be talking to my doctor when I see her this week to have the surgical staples removed. I am very, very, distrustful of this drug & reading what people have gone through has scared me even more. F 59 6 months
150mg
1/14/2012

 1  bone loss Flu like headache, hurt all over, stomach pain, chills, sweats after 1 day. On the 17th day shoulder and arm pain. Can not move shoulder or arm, also hip,back pain and pain in the back of my head. This is 5th day still shoulder and arm pain. Not good..... Hurt all over F 53 21 days
150mg 1X M
1/7/2012

 3  I had osteoporosis. I started to get lumps on my finger joints that would ache. Sometimes the lumps would have a burning sensation. My vision blurred and my muscle aches do slow me down when I first get up. I don't have osteoporosis anymore using Actonel, but I think it's time for me to find something else due to the side effects. F 45 2 years
150 mg 1X M
1/3/2012

 1  osteoporosis severe anxiety, GERD, chest pain, shaking, diarrhea, nausea,chills Have been taking this drug for 1+ years. Did have the usual muscle aches and pains on second day post dosing. Took my dose on Nov 7, immediately started with chest pain arround my esophagus for a week, then I had a severe anxiety attack on Nov 15. Next day had to go to ER for severe nausea of >6 hrs duration. Was worked up for heart attack, all normal, no heart problems. Sent home, not home more than 1 1/2 hrs and it starts again. Went to the psyciatrist due to the anxiety and she says that it has to have a pysiological basis, because someone doesn't suddenly start having severe anxiety like that. Had more labs and CAT scan of my head, all normal. Symptoms persist even though it has been > 8 weeks since dosing. Started looking up side effects of this drug and then looking at half life and took this info to my doctor and she really feels this is what caused it. It has ruined my life, I am afraid to be alone, afraid of the dark and cannot work. I am a nurse and used to a high stress hospital unit and have never had anxiety issues before! but I cannot even think about taking care of patients while I am like this. I wonder if I'll ever be the same again. It will take >6 months to get the drug out of my system based on the halflife, the dose I was taking and the # of doses I have had. F 58 1 years
150 1X M
1/1/2012
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 1  mild osteoporosis Very painful feet, especially toes and cuboid joint area. Attacks lasted approx. 4 days then quickly subsided. After 4 attacks, that progressivley became more severe, I quit this drug. I must add that during the 3 months I experience approx. 3 weeks of vertigo. Prior to taking Actonel I never experience any foot problems or vertigo in all of my life. After 25 days from my last dose I am back to normal and have started to use 1200 to 1500 units of calcium/mag. supplement daily. Maybe this drug helps some people but I feel it was slowly crippling me. M 74 3 months
150 mg 1X M
12/23/2011

 1  Osteoperosis I took Actonel at 7:00 am. By 4:00 pm I was throwing up, diarrhea, sever stomach pains & fever!!! My husband rush me to the doctor the next morning! I told him about this poison, he dismissed it said it couldn't be the Actonel! However the pain was so bad he addmitted me to the hospital!!! 4 days in the hospital , mri& ct scan, several super antibiotics and morphine!!! Never could find what was causing it!!! Still have stomach problems!! Losing weight!!! Down to 120. Internist doing a colonoscopy and endoscopy next week trying to find out what is damaged!!! Also had a trip to er with rectail bleeding!!! Thanks Actonel!! F 42 1 months
150
12/17/2011

 1  Lower T-score osteopenia Never again. First ever dose 12/2/11 next day achey, pain on urination, churning stomach for solid week accompanied with massive gas, started with severe right neck pain, then killer lower SI joint pain, major bra-line back pain to where I could not stand up straight or roll into or out of bed without sharp stabbing pain that took my breath away. Pain in upper left chest. Never again will I take a drug without first going to the internet for this type of forum. Thank you from Maryland. Ban it from the market. F 53 1 times
150 mg 1X M
12/15/2011

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