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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Actonel (Definition)

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