I was advised to take Alendronic Acid weekly to counteract the danger to my bones from the Pred. I am not going to recount what has happened to me as I don't want to start a scare but please, please, unless you already have osteoporosis and need the medication INSIST ON A BONE SCAN before starting to take it. If your bones are fine you probably don't need to take it.......it is easy and quick to have a scan every year if there is a possibility of damage from the steroids; the side effects of unnecessary treatment with Alendronic Acid can be life changing as I have found out. Always read the leaflet to the very end when starting new medication please to see just what MIGHT happen.
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