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Saturday, April 04, 2009 johnsonai, Community Member, asks

Q: 70-mg dose of Fosomax equal to 35-mg of Actonel? Are they equivalent at these dosages? .

A friend had to quit taking Fosomax and gave me her six-month supply.  I usually take 35-mg of Actonel.  Can I use the Fosomax, which is 70-mg, or should I cut each tablet in half?

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
4/ 5/09 5:03pm

Hi Johnsonai:  Sorry but 70 mgs of Fosamax is not equivalent to 35 mgs of Actonel.  It's best to discard the medication or have your pharmacy dispose of it.  It's not advisable to take someone elses medications.  Your Dr prescribed Actonel 35 mgs, for a reason, and switching to Fosamax could cause problems, plus it's twice the dosage.  Even though these two meds are similar, they aren't identical so they can't be interchanged.  Also the package insert says they can't be cut or crushed.

 

Here's a coupon offer from Actonel, for one free month to help out with the price, that you can use for your next refill.

 

Good luck..

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By johnsonai, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/05/11, First Published: 04/04/09