Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets

Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets

General Information

Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a kind of bone damage) in adults. Osteoporosis reasons bones to become thinner and break without difficulty. After menopause, your chance of developing osteoporosis rises. There is also a possibility if you are taking corticosteroid medicines for a long time.

 

Why use Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets?

Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) tablets are a pyridinyl bisphosphonate that prevents osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. It is white to off-white, odorless, and crystalline powder. It is aqueous in solutions and soluble in water too. This medication lessens the occurrence of vertebral fractures. Actonel belongs to the class of medications known as bisphosphonates. In the year 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this treatment. You can buy this here at its very affordable price.

 

How do Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets work?

Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) acts as an antiresorptive agent. It has an affinity for hydroxyapatite crystals in bone. It inhibits osteoclasts at the cellular level. The osteoclasts adhere typically to the bone surface. But it shows proof of less active resorption. Actonel treatment drops the raised amount of bone turnover. It is usually seen in postmenopausal osteoporosis.

 

How to use Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets?

This is usually taken once a month and taken by mouth. Swallow it as a whole with a full glass of water. Take it after getting up for the day and before taking your first food or beverages. Stay fully upright (standing or sitting) for 30 minutes. Do not take it while you are still in bed or at bedtime. If your doctor gave you a dosing instruction, follow it promptly. Do not twice the dosage to avoid complications.

 

What are the side-effects of Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets?

  • Upset stomach or mild stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Burping
  • Dry mouth
  • Back pain or joint pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Painful or frequent urination
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Chest pain
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sensitivity to light

 

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this medication, tell to your doctor if you are allergic to it.
  • Consult first your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • If you have any medical history or current medication, inform it to your doctor.
  • Your doctor should check your mouth before taking this medicine. Some who are taking this may have serious jawbone problems.
  • Ask for specific instructions about starting or stopping this medication.
  • Keep this away from the heat and away from the reach of children/pets.