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Side Effects of Actonel



I have taken Boniva and am currently on Actonel. I have been experiencing soreness mainly in my arm muscles and pain and stiffness in my fingers and toes. Does this sound like a side effect of this medication?


Some people report aches and pains with bisphosphonates.  Have you started any other medications?  Some of the lipid-lowering drugs have been associated with aches and pains.  You can always stop the medication for a couple of months and then restart it.  Report what happens to your physician.

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