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    Hi, I am currently taking Actonel as my prevention medication for osteoporosis. Does anyone know the long term side effects of this medication?

    Hi, I am currently taking Actonel as my prevention med, and have been since 2005 when I was first diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. I am now 46yrs old. My GP and I were discussing my future yesterday and she is unsure if there is any data on long term use of this type of medication in someone younger. It seems a lot of the data refers to post menopausal women and the elderly. I know there has been talk of some side effects but wonder if anyone knows of any data any GP and I could read. I am the youngest patient she has on this medication and she has a keen interest in women's health so it would be beneficial to both of us really. She also mentioned “Protos” but it would seem that this is only for use after menopause. Is this correct?

    Thank you

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    • Dr Sonia Davison
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  • Dr Sonia Davison


    Sonia is an endocrinologist at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre and her interests include gynaecological and general endocrinology. She is also a Senior Postdoctoral Research … View Profile

    This is something that should be discussed in detail with the doctor who prescribed the medication; specialist advice may be required. More information on osteoporosis medications can be found at: and


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