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Were you looking for information about Actonel? Actonil is a common misspelling of Actonel.
 
Actonel® is a prescription drug that is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used as a treatment for Paget's disease. The drug belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates; it works by binding to certain cells in bones and slowing down the rate at which they break down. Actonel comes in tablet form. Depending on the dose, it is taken daily, weekly, or monthly. Although most people tolerate the drug well, side effects may occur. Common side effects include bone pain, joint pain, and indigestion.
 
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