Actonel (Risedronate Sodium)

Actonel (Rx)
5mg Tablet
Manufactured by Warner Chilcott UK Limited - Product of UK/EU - Shipped from United Kingdom - Can not be split
Actonel (Rx)
30mg Tablet
Manufactured by Warner Chilcott Canada Co. - Product of Canada - Shipped from Canada - Can not be split
Actonel (Rx)
35mg Tablet
Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis - Product of Turkey - Shipped from Turkey - Can not be split
Actonel (Rx)
150mg Tablet
Manufactured by Sanofi Aventis - Product of Australia - Shipped from Australia - Can not be split

Generic equivalents for Actonel...

What are generics?
Risedronate Sodium (Rx)
35mg Tablet
Manufactured by Various (UK) - Product of UK/EU - Shipped from United Kingdom - Can not be split
Risedronate Sodium (Rx)
150mg Tablet
Manufactured by Cipla Ltd - Product of India - Shipped from Singapore - Can not be split
Risedronate Sodium (Rx)
150mg Tablet
Manufactured by Apotex Inc - Product of Canada - Shipped from Canada - Can not be split

(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription

To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more


Risedronate Sodium Information

RISEDRONATE (ris ED roe nate) reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in patients with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -dental disease -esophagus, stomach, or intestine problems, like acid reflux or GERD -kidney disease -low blood calcium -problems sitting or standing for 30 minutes -trouble swallowing -an unusual or allergic reaction to risedronate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding

You must take this medication exactly as directed or you will lower the amount of medicine you absorb into your body or you may cause your self harm. Take this medicine by mouth first thing in the morning, after you are up for the day. Do not eat or drink anything before you take this medicine. Swallow the tablets with a full glass (6 to 8 fluid ounces) of plain water. Do not take the tablets with any other drink. Do not chew or crush the tablet. After taking this medicine, do not eat breakfast, drink, or take any other medicines or vitamins for at least 30 minutes. Stand or sit up for at least 30 minutes after you take this medicine; do not lie down. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

If you miss a dose, do not take it later in the day. Take your normal dose the next morning. Do not take double or extra doses.

-antacids like aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide -aspirin -calcium supplements -iron supplements -NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen -thyroid hormones -vitamins with minerals

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medicine. Your doctor or health care professional may order blood tests and other tests to see how you are doing. You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine, unless your doctor tells you not to. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional. Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. This medicine may also increase your risk for a broken thigh bone. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain in your upper leg or groin. Tell your doctor if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.

Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible: -allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue -black or tarry stools -changes in vision -heartburn or stomach pain -jaw pain, especially after dental work -pain or difficulty when swallowing -redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome): -bone, muscle, or joint pain -changes in taste -diarrhea or constipation -eye pain or itching -headache -nausea or vomiting -stomach gas or fullness

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Risedronate Sodium Oral tablet