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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Risedronate (Definition)

Risedronic acid (inn) or Risedronate Sodium (usan) is a bisphosphonate used to strengthen bone, treat or prevent osteoporosis, and treat ...Read more


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Those are just side effects and to continue taking theeffects from taking actonel (risedronate)?

Those are just side effects and to continue taking theeffects from taking actonel (risedronate)?

Actonel (risedronate): About which side effects of this drug are you speaking? Some side effects, if ignored, can become significant problems for some patients. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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Can any of the side effects of actonel (risedronate) affect the liver?

Not commonly: Any med metabolized by liver can potentially cause liver abnormalities-uncommon with bisphosphonates like actonel (risedronate). More common can be esophageal inflammation, altered chemistries, e.g. Blood calcium level, changes in bone, kidney stones, muscle pains, etc. ...Read more

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Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss. I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can take?

Actonel (risedronate) : Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to progressive loss of bone density called osteoporosis. Yes the drugs have been associated with several significant side effects, but like any drug you need to weigh the benefits against these side effects. Spinal, hip and long bone fractures can have serious life altering effects on ones life, more serious than the side effects, so if you are at risk of fracture, which your bone scan indicates, then use of these drugs are justified. This is a conversation you need to be having with your physician since they know you better than anyone on this board can. They can review the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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Is fever a normal side effect of actonel (risedronate)?

Is fever a normal side effect of actonel (risedronate)?

Anything is possible: But it is not a common cause of fever. Need to rule out other causes before blaming the drug. ...Read more

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Can you get bad stomach pain from actonel (risedronate)?

Can you get bad stomach pain from actonel (risedronate)?

Yes: Any of the osteoporosis drugs can cause abdominal pain, gastritis, irritation of the stomach lining. Since these drugs are taken on an empty stomach to be most effective, it is not an unusual side effect. Talk with the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Does anyone get bad stomach pain from actonel (risedronate)?

Does anyone get bad stomach pain from actonel (risedronate)?

Yes: Extreme stomach pain for days at a time and diarhea on weekly basis have been reported.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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My mum was taking actonel (risedronate) and now she can't go out into the sun because of red itchy rash on her face. Could this be a side effect?

My mum was taking actonel (risedronate) and now she can't go out into the sun because of red itchy rash on her face. Could this be a side effect?

Absolutely: Actonel (risedronate) can make you extremely sensitive to sun exposure, and you may easily develop sunburns. Always use sun protection when taking this med—long sleeves, pants, broad-brimmed hat, sunblock/screen of at least #30 spf applied several minutes before going out into sun. Make sure sunscreen blocks both uva & uvb. Discuss this side effect with doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Actonel (Definition)

Actonel is a phosphate containing agent which is a kind of ...Read more