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Posted by rmg
on July 01, 2000 at 09:17:05:
In Reply to: Re: Risedronate/Actonel posted by ag on June 30, 2000 at 13:34:57:
: I have also taken Fosamax for a period of time and didn't like the 1/2 hour, can't lay back down, empty stomach thing. Doctor gave me some Actonel to try. He said that as far as he has heard, you don't have to adhere to the rules as strictly as with Fosamax and didn't think the throat ulcers were supposed to be as big a risk. Because it is new, didn't have more info for me. Enouraged me to look for info on the net. That's all I know from Missouri. AG
It appears, from what I've read, that legally, risedronate must be dosed the same way as fosamax; that is the only way its been studied at all to be dosed. it has the same side effects too. both drugs, according to the literature i've read, seem to be tolerated pretty well. if taken correctly, fosamax has a very low risk for any throat irritation. as we get older, most of us have an increased risk for reflux type stuff. that's not from the fosamax it doesn't look like. i take zantac for it and the fosamax works fine. risedronate (sp?) doesn't work in the hip according to their product information. there is a big bar graph on the front of their product information that shows its the same as the sugar pills at the hip. hip fractures are the major concern of osteoporosis. fosamax data shows it works at the hip.