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Friday, August 28, 2015
How Long Should Actonel be Taken?
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?
It is not necessary to stop Actonel. If you stop the treatment, your bone will eventually begin to decrease again.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati