Actonel is a medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of fractures. It belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, which are used to slow down the breakdown of bone caused by osteoporosis. Actonel is taken by mouth once a month and is available in both regular and extended-release tablets.
Active Ingredient and Synonyms
The active ingredient in Actonel is risedronate sodium, which is a type of bisphosphonate. Other names for this drug include Risedronic Acid, Risedronate Sodium Monohydrate, and Risedronic Acid Monohydrate.
Actonel is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It can also be used to treat Paget’s disease of the bone, a condition that causes weakened bones and pain.
Actonel helps to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. It can also help to reduce bone pain and other symptoms of Paget’s disease.
Common side effects of Actonel include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. More serious side effects include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Actonel is a medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. It helps to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. While it is generally safe and effective, it can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.