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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
My wife started taking actonel (risedronate) and is having really bad side effects. Are there any alternatives?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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