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Osteoporosis

Difference Between Didrocal and Actonel

11/05/2003

Question:

What is the difference between Didrocal and Actonel?

Answer:

Didronel and Actonel are both bisphosphonates that have an effect on bone. Didronel has been approved by the FDA for treatment of Pagets Disease of the bone and a few other bone conditions, but it was not approved for osteoporosis. Actonel has been approved by the FDA for both prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati