• nancy nancy
    January 21, 2009
    actonel vs. boniva
    nancy nancy
    January 21, 2009

    1.  Which of the two medications have proven to have less side effects?


    2.  What are the side effects of both drugs?



  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    January 21, 2009
    Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    January 21, 2009

    Hi Nancy:  Both of these medications have similar side effects.  Since we all react differently with medications it's impossible to know what, if any, side effects we'll experience.  Here's a link to both of the drugs side effects and you can read what it says.  They both say common side effects are:  stomache ache, pain in back/joint, and flu-like symptoms.  Boniva mentions diarrhea also.  If you should develop trouble swallowing with either drug discontinue and contact your Dr.  There is a listing of less common side effects on both of these medications that you can read at the links below.


    Actonel  and Boniva


    Good luck...


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