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Actonel - Bone Density

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  • Actonel
    Actonel is a prescription drug that is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also treat corticosteroid-related osteoporosis in men and women. Information on dosing and side effects is also provided.
  • Actonel and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at Actonel and breastfeeding. As explained, Actonel is known to pass through breast milk in rats, but no studies have been done to determine if the drug also passes through breast milk in humans.
  • Actonel and Depression
    Is there a link between Actonel and depression? As this eMedTV article explains, depression occurred in up to 6.8 percent of people taking the drug in clinical studies. This article explains why it is still unclear if depression is actually a side effect.
  • Actonel and Hair Loss
    As this eMedTV segment explains, hair loss does not appear to be a side effect of Actonel. This article takes a closer look at this topic, providing information on clinical studies and explaining what to do if hair loss occurs while taking the drug.
  • Actonel and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to use Actonel during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown. This eMedTV page discusses Actonel and pregnancy, including the results of studies that looked at the effects of the drug on pregnant animals.
  • Actonel Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, your Actonel dosage will be based on factors such as the condition being treated and whether you prefer to take the drug daily, weekly, or monthly. Helpful tips are also provided for those taking the drug.
  • Actonel Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions can occur when Actonel is taken with calcium supplements, aspirin, or NSAIDs. This eMedTV selection talks about possible Actonel drug interactions and the consequences they may have and also offers helpful tips on how to avoid them.
  • Actonel for Osteoporosis
    This selection of the eMedTV archives takes a look at using Actonel for osteoporosis. This page briefly explains how this medication works, other conditions it can treat, and when it is typically prescribed. A link to more information is also included.
  • Actonel Overdose
    Heartburn, indigestion, and ulcers may occur when a person takes too much Actonel. This eMedTV page discusses the signs of an Actonel overdose and also describes some of the treatment options that are available, such as IV fluids and supportive care.
  • Actonel Side Effects
    Back pain, bladder infection, and joint pain are among the most common Actonel side effects. This eMedTV resource offers a detailed list of both common and rare side effects, as well as side effects with Actonel that may require immediate attention.
  • Actonel Uses
    Actonel is used to treat conditions such as osteoporosis and Paget's disease. This eMedTV Web page also discusses other Actonel uses, including "off-label" uses, such as treating high calcium levels in the blood, and whether it is given to children.
  • Actonel Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Actonel if you cannot sit or stand upright for 30 minutes. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a look at several other Actonel warnings and precautions, including what to discuss with your doctor prior to taking the drug.
  • Actonel With Calcium
    Actonel With Calcium is a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works, how it is administered, and what you should discuss with your doctor prior to taking it.
  • Actonel With Calcium -- Drug Information
    Although Actonel With Calcium is no longer manufactured, this eMedTV page provides information on this drug for those who may still be taking it prior to switching to another Actonel product. Dosing guidelines and safety concerns are included.
  • Actonel With Calcium Dosage
    Actonel With Calcium comes in tablet form and is taken every day. This selection from the eMedTV archives features in-depth dosing guidelines for the drug, including tips on when and how to take your Actonel With Calcium dosage.
  • Actonel With Calcium Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions can occur when aspirin or thyroid medications are taken with Actonel With Calcium. This eMedTV resource offers more information on Actonel With Calcium drug interactions, including the possible effects of these interactions.
  • Actonel With Calcium Overdose
    Taking too much Actonel With Calcium can lead to symptoms such as ulcers or kidney stones. This eMedTV page discusses other potential symptoms of an Actonel With Calcium overdose and describes some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Actonel With Calcium Side Effects
    As this eMedTV article explains, you may experience back pain, diarrhea, or joint pain while taking Actonel With Calcium. This article offers a detailed list of possible Actonel With Calcium side effects, including potentially serious ones.
  • Actonel With Calcium Uses
    Actonel With Calcium is primarily used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV segment deals with these and other Actonel With Calcium Uses, including "off-label" uses of the drug and if it is given to children.
  • Actonel With Calcium Warnings and Precautions
    Actonel With Calcium can irritate or damage the stomach or esophagus. This portion of the eMedTV library provides several other Actonel With Calcium warnings and precautions, including details on those who should avoid the drug altogether.
  • Actonil
    Actonel is a drug that is approved to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease. This eMedTV segment provides a general overview of the drug and also includes a link to more detailed information. Actonil is a common misspelling of Actonel.
  • Anorexia and Osteoporosis
    A person who has anorexia also has a higher risk of osteoporosis. This portion of the eMedTV library explains the link between anorexia and osteoporosis. This resource also includes information on treatment options for these conditions.
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis
    Arthritis and osteoporosis are often assumed to be similar conditions, but they are vastly different. This eMedTV article explains the differences between arthritis and osteoporosis, including symptoms, treatment methods, and diagnostic strategies.
  • Atelvia
    Atelvia is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. This delayed-release tablet is taken just once a week. This eMedTV page provides a detailed look at this prescription drug, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Atelvia and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explains why women who are breastfeeding should avoid Atelvia, based on the results of animal studies and because the effects in humans are unknown. In addition, the drug is approved only for postmenopausal women.
  • Atelvia and Pregnancy
    Based on animal studies, taking Atelvia when pregnant could cause problems for the mother and the child. This eMedTV page, however, reminds readers that the drug is approved for postmenopausal women only. A full discussion of this topic is included.
  • Atelvia Dosage
    As this eMedTV resource explains, everyone takes the same Atelvia dosage, regardless of age or other factors. One 35-mg tablet is taken once a week, ideally after breakfast. This segment provides other tips to ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
  • Atelvia Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV resource lists the various drugs that can interact with Atelvia, such as H2 blockers, NSAIDs, and proton pump inhibitors. This page also describes the problems that can occur as a result, and explains how to avoid them and minimize your risk.
  • Atelvia Medication Information
    This page of the eMedTV archives presents some basic information on Atelvia, a medication used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It explains how to take it, what you need to tell the doctor prescribing it, and more.
  • Atelvia Overdose
    Although the exact effects of an Atelvia overdose will vary, they can be quite serious. This eMedTV Web segment describes the problems that could occur with an overdose, stresses what not to do, and lists the most likely treatment options.
  • Atelvia Side Effects
    In clinical studies, the most common Atelvia side effects were diarrhea, the flu, and joint pain. This eMedTV Web page lists both common reactions to this drug and potentially serious problems that should be reported to your healthcare provider.
  • Atelvia Uses
    The primary use for Atelvia is for treating osteoporosis. This page of the eMedTV site explains how this drug works, whether children can take it, and possible off-label uses. It also describes what osteoporosis is and lists some possible risk factors.
  • Atelvia Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page explains why, if you have problems with your esophagus or kidneys, you may not be able to take Atelvia. Other warnings and precautions are included in this article, including important information for your healthcare provider.
  • Avesta
    Evista is a prescription drug that is used for postmenopausal women to treat and prevent breast cancer. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also treat osteoporosis. A brief overview of the drug is provided. Avesta is a common misspelling of Evista.
  • Beneva
    Boniva is a drug licensed for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV segment explains how the medication works and lists some of its potential side effects. Beneva is a common misspelling of Boniva.
  • Binosto
    Binosto is a prescription drug licensed to treat osteoporosis and increase bone mass. This eMedTV Web selection describes specific uses for this medicine, examines the clinical effects, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Binosto and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explores whether it is safe for women to use Binosto (alendronate effervescent tablet) while breastfeeding. This page explains when the benefits of using this drug while nursing outweigh the risks to the child.
  • Binosto and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using Binosto (alendronate effervescent tablet) during pregnancy are not known. As this eMedTV page explains, animal studies on Binosto and pregnancy show that the drug may cause problems, including miscarriages and fetal death.
  • Binosto Dosage
    For people who are taking weekly doses of Binosto, dosage recommendations call for one 70-mg tablet. This eMedTV article explains how to dissolve the tablet and outlines specific steps for how to avoid causing irritation to your esophagus.
  • Binosto Drug Information
    By binding to certain parts of the bone, Binosto can help treat osteoporosis in certain men and women. This eMedTV Web selection contains information on Binosto, including how this drug works, potential side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Binosto Drug Interactions
    When certain supplements, NSAIDs, and vitamins are taken with Binosto, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV Web selection describes a number of other products that may react with Binosto and explains what may happen as a result.
  • Binosto Overdose
    As described in this eMedTV page, potential symptoms of an overdose of Binosto (alendronate effervescent tablet) may include low blood pressure, vomiting, and numbness of the skin. Other symptoms are listed, as well as a discussion on treatment options.
  • Binosto Side Effects
    Some people who use Binosto may experience side effects like headaches, constipation, and gas. This eMedTV segment lists other common reactions to this drug and describes potentially dangerous problems that may require medical treatment.
  • Binosto Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Binosto uses are primarily concerned with treating osteoporosis in men and women. This resource explains how the drug helps with bone loss, lists "off-label" uses, and discusses whether it is safe for children.
  • Binosto Warnings and Precautions
    Binosto may potentially irritate or damage the esophagus and stomach. This eMedTV page lists other possible complications that may occur with Binosto. Warnings and precautions on who should not take the drug are also included in this article.
  • Blame the Hormones (or Lack Thereof)
    Although osteoporosis may seem to be the least of your worries if you're dealing with low testosterone, remember that low testosterone is a major risk factor for osteoporosis. Testosterone helps build and maintain bone (which is one of the reasons why men have larger and stronger bones, compared to women), and low testosterone can weaken bones. However, the role of testosterone replacement for preventing or treating osteoporosis is still a bit unclear. Keep in mind that testosterone replacement medications, while associated with many benefits, also have some important risks. And keep in mind that if testosterone levels or effects have been minimized intentionally (such as for the treatment of prostate cancer), testosterone replacement therapy is not an option.
  • Bonavia
    Boniva is a prescription drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV resource describes how Boniva works and offers general dosing information for the medication. Bonavia is a common misspelling of Boniva.
  • Bone Density
    Your bone density is a measurement of your bone health. As this eMedTV article explains, this measurement can show your fracture risk and response to osteoporosis treatment. This page also explains how the density is measured.
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