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Please describe the medication: risedronate?

Please describe the medication: risedronate?

Treat osteoporosis : Risedronic acid (inn) or Risedronate Sodium (usan) is a bisphosphonate used to strengthen bone, treat or prevent osteoporosis, and treat paget's disease of bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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I am taking actonel, (risedronate) is there a liqud?

I am taking actonel, (risedronate) is there a liqud?

No: Irritating to esophagus, poorly absorbed drug, multiple interactions w/other meds to decrease absorption. Need to tkae on empty stomach, first thing in am, empty stomach, with 8 ounces water; don't eat, take meds, or lie down for 1/2 h afterwards. ...Read more

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Is risedronate used for paget's disease? Why?

Is risedronate used for paget's disease? Why?

Yes: Paget's disease of bone is associated with extremely rapid build up and breakdown of bone in affected areas.This leads to abnormal, enlarged and brittle bone. Risedronate slows down both the breakdown ad the build up and results in more normal appearing bone and can prevent some of the complications of paget's. ...Read more

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Is actonel (risedronate) good for osteoporosis?

Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning states that these drugs cause brittle bone and increases risk of fracture. The ultimate goal in medicine is to get clinical outcomes while doing no harm. Bio identical hormone replacement has been proven to both produce bone & and stop bone loss. ...Read more

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Does actonel (risedronate) exist in liquid form?

Actonel (risedronate): Ask your pharmacy if they can make it into liquid. A registered pharmacist could compound it for you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fossamax?

What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fossamax?

Similar, but differ: Both are bisphosphonate drugs, taken orally, which decrease bone breakdown by osteoclast cells, and therefore increase bone density ;#40;a marker of bone strength;#41;. Different dosing, but can be weekly or monthly for either in osteoporosis. Were used in tumors in or to bone-now drugs mostly given IV for that. Fosamax (alendronate) stays in the system and bone longer; was thought to be more GI irritating ;#40;maybe not;#41;. ...Read more

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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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Please describe the medication: actonel (risedronate)?

Please describe the medication: actonel (risedronate)?

Osteoporosis treamen: Actonel(risedronate)belong to a group of drugs called bisphophonates, they are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women mainly.They also have some other indications for the treament of other diseases such as paget's disease. ...Read more

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I've been on actonel (risedronate) for 4 years now, when can I stop taking it?

I've been on actonel (risedronate) for 4 years now, when can I stop taking it?

Depends on density.: The duration of treatment with Actonel (risedronate) or similar drugs depends on the bone density. If osteoporosis is present the drugs are generally taken for 5 years. If there is only a mild amount of bone loss the drug might be stopped depending on specific factors. If there is estrogen deficiency or you are taking cortisone-like drugs Actonel (risedronate) would be needed to prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking actonel (risedronate) after being on it for 4 years? What would happen?

Can i stop taking actonel (risedronate) after being on it for 4 years? What would happen?

Talk to your doctor: There is a trend to limiting the time that people take this kind of medicine, but there are other factors, including how severe your bone loss is, how it has responded to the actonel, (risedronate) other treatment options. See what your doctor is thinking. If you stop, you probably would not notice anything immediately, but osteoporosis is painless unless you break a bone. ...Read more

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Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: actonel (risedronate) or fosamax?

Which is stronger: actonel (risedronate) or fosamax?

Neither is: really "stronger". There are slight differences depending upon what criteria you use, but both are very potent and very effective inhibitors of bone resorption. Both need to be taken as directed, and combined with adequate calcium and vitamin D3. ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel, (risedronate) fosamax?

What is the difference between actonel, (risedronate) fosamax?

Similar, but differ: Both are bisphosphonate drugs, taken orally, which decrease bone breakdown by osteoclast cells, and therefore increase bone density (a marker of bone strength). Different dosing, but can be weekly or monthly for either in osteoporosis. Were used in tumors to or to bone-now drugs mostly given IV for that. Fosamax (alendronate) stays in the system and bone longer; was thought to be more GI irritating (maybe not). ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Actonel (Definition)

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