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Re: [IP] Actonel or Fosamax

Definately make sure you sit up. My mother was not aware that she was to do
this and twice had to have her throat scraped or re-opened in some way. She
would get to the point that she could not swallow much of anything.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue DePinto" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Actonel or Fosamax

> I used to take the once a day Actonel. In May my gynecologist switched me
> the once a week Fosomax. Neither one of them affeced my blood sugars. With
> both you must remain in an upright position and not eat or drink anything
> except plain water for 30 min. after taking. No coffee either. This is to
> protect your larynx from the medicine and the medicine is not absorbed as
> well if you can not remain upright.
> Sue (dalgal)
> email @ redacted
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: email @ redacted
> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 13:43:57 -0500
> My doctor has prescribed Actonel to help me combat the beginning of
> osteoporosis. I take it once a week on an empty stomach. I have to remain
> upright (standing or sitting) for sometime after it, and I cannot eat
> anything for 30 minutes.
> Is anyone else taking this?
> How does it affect T1?
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