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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Risedronate (Overview)

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.


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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. Jan Lei Iwata
33 doctors shared insights

Risedronate (Overview)

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.


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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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Actonel (Definition)

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