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Old 07-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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how do I discontinue actonel?

I am considering discontinuing Actonel because of the unknown side effects. Should I do it gradually or can I just stop taking it?

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #2
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Re: how do I discontinue actonel?

I stopped taking it, the day I had chills and pain and ended up in ER. I was only on it for 4 months. A good source to ask is a pharmacist.

 
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Re: how do I discontinue actonel?

HI Nacita, when i decided to stop after a few months i just stopped and within a week the minor side effects i was feeling went away. Actenol has a half life of 480 hours, so it out of your system in less than a month, much quicker than fosomax which can stay in your body for up to 10 years. Have you decided what to do for your bones instead of the actenol? take care...phyllis

 
Old 07-20-2010, 08:22 AM   #4
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Re: how do I discontinue actonel?

I have been on actonel for about 4 years for mild osteopenia and have also decided to discontinue this and go for a more holistic approach. Having been on it for so long will there be any adverse reactions to my bones?

 
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