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Is it safe to take actonel (risedronate) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In general, we don't recommend taking Actonel (risedronate) in pregnancy.
There is no data on the effect of this medication in people, but there is some evidence of risk in animals. In the limited experience we have, taking Actonel (risedronate) before you know you are pregnant doesn't seem to be a problem however. As with any medication, you need to balance the risk of taking the medication with the risk of not.

In brief: No

In general, we don't recommend taking Actonel (risedronate) in pregnancy.
There is no data on the effect of this medication in people, but there is some evidence of risk in animals. In the limited experience we have, taking Actonel (risedronate) before you know you are pregnant doesn't seem to be a problem however. As with any medication, you need to balance the risk of taking the medication with the risk of not.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Actonel (risedronate) is a medication that stops bone remodeling, the process by which the bones of fetuses and children enlarge and shape themselves and the bones of adults keep themselves in good repair. While it is unlikely that actonel, (risedronate) which is a highly polarized drug, could cross the placenta, there is absolutely no acceptable reason to take this medication during pregnancy or lactation.

In brief: No

Actonel (risedronate) is a medication that stops bone remodeling, the process by which the bones of fetuses and children enlarge and shape themselves and the bones of adults keep themselves in good repair. While it is unlikely that actonel, (risedronate) which is a highly polarized drug, could cross the placenta, there is absolutely no acceptable reason to take this medication during pregnancy or lactation.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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