Drug Class: What is Actonel and why is Actonel prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Actonel work?
Dosage: How should you take Actonel ?
Possible food and drug interactions with Actonel
Special Information on Actonel
Possible Actonel Side effects
|Drug Class: What is Actonel and why is Actonel prescribed?|
Actonel (Risedronate sodium) reduces calcium loss from bones.
Actonel helps prevent bone loss and increases production of normal healthy bone in patients with Paget s disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions which place someone at risk for bone loss, including after menopause in females or from the long-term use of corticosteroids in men or women.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Actonel work?|
Actonel contains the active ingredient risedronate sodium, which is a type of medicine known as a bisphosphonate. These agents are used in a variety of metabolic bone disorders.
The bone cells continuously deposit and remove calcium and phosphorous, stored in a protein network that makes up the structure of the bone.
Biphosphonates work by binding very tightly to bone, preventing the removal of calcium from the bone cells. This decreases breakdown and turnover of bone in the
|Dosage: How should you take Actonel ?|
Take Actonel tablets by mouth in the morning, after you have risen for the day.
Swallow the tablets with a full glass of plain water first thing in the morning.
Do not take Actonel tablets with any other type of liquid except plain water.
Do not chew or suck the Actonel tablets.
Do not eat or drink anything before you take Actonel tablets and do not eat breakfast, drink, or take any other medicines for at least 30 minutes after taking Actonel .
If you can wait for
|Possible food and drug interactions with Actonel|
The following medicines should not be taken with Actonel as they may reduce the absorption of Actonel from the gut
Tell your prescriber or other health care professional about all other medicines you
|Special Information on Actonel|
Most Important Fact about Actonel
Actonel precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
There is no information
|Possible Actonel Side effects|
More common side effects of Actonel may include:
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