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Before starting Actonel With Calcium, warnings and precautions for the drug should be reviewed. For example, you are at an increased risk of kidney stones when taking it, and you should follow your healthcare provider's dosing instructions carefully. Actonel With Calcium warnings and precautions also extend to those who are allergic to any part of the drug or who cannot sit or stand upright for 30 minutes.

Actonel With Calcium: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

(Actonel With Calcium has been discontinued by its manufacturer. Other forms of Actonel are still available. See the appropriate Actonel articles within eMedTV.com for more information about this medication.)

 

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Actonel® With Calcium (risedronate and calcium) if you have:
 
  • Kidney stones
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia) or high blood calcium (hypercalcemia)
  • An inability to sit upright or stand for 30 minutes
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Difficulty swallowing or other problems with your esophagus
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Planning to have a dental procedure.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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