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Osteoporosis

How Long Should Actonel be Taken?

07/05/2007

Question:

I have been taking Actonel for 8 years to prevent osteoporis, my spine improved and my hip stabilized. My doctor says that Actonel will no longer help after 5 years of intake, and might affect my none bearing bones. Should I stop Actonel for a while, and try again later?

Answer:

It is not necessary to stop Actonel.  If you stop the treatment, your bone will eventually begin to decrease again.

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Response by:

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