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Osteoporosis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Actonel

05/22/2006

Question:

I have been taking actonel for about 4 months and for some reason in the last 6 weeks or so, my Rheumatoid Arthritis has flared up very bad even although I am still on predisone which has worked great for years. I would like to know if anyone in the study had a flare up with their arthritis while on actonel?

Answer:

I have not seen any reports of a flare-up of RA on  bisphosphonates.

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Response by:

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