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Osteoporosis

Properly Taking Actonel and Nexium

02/20/2006

Question:

I am taking 35 mg of Actonel and 40 mg. of Nexium for heartburn related to the Actonel. Which should I take first?

Answer:

You need to take the Actonel on an empty stomach or it will not be absorbed.  Do not eat or drink anything but water for a full half hour and do not lie down or recline.

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Response by:

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