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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 nancy, Community Member, asks

Q: actonel vs. boniva

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


2.  What are the side effects of both drugs?

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
1/21/09 4:55pm

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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By nancy, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 01/21/09