Actonel With Calcium Drug Interactions

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Actonel With Calcium is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aspirin
Both aspirin and Actonel can be irritating to the stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking aspirin if you are taking Actonel With Calcium. Of course, no other medications (including aspirin) should be taken within 30 minutes of taking Actonel With Calcium.
 
Calcium Products
Calcium binds to Actonel in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. While it is usually important for people with osteoporosis to take calcium, it should not be taken within 30 minutes of taking Actonel. This is why the Actonel tablets and the calcium tablets are meant to be taken on different days of the week.
 
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Calcium can decrease the absorption of fluoroquinolone antibiotics from the digestive tract, making them less effective. Make sure to take your antibiotic at least one hour before or two hours after taking calcium.
 
Iron Supplements
Iron binds to Actonel in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. Also, calcium can decrease the absorption of iron into the body, making the iron less effective. Do not take iron supplements within 30 minutes of taking Actonel With Calcium.
 
Magnesium Products
Magnesium binds to Actonel in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. Do not take magnesium supplements within 30 minutes of taking Actonel With Calcium.
 
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Both NSAIDs and Actonel can be irritating to the stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking an NSAID if you are taking Actonel With Calcium. Of course, no other medications (including NSAIDs) should be taken within 30 minutes of taking Actonel With Calcium.
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