Actonel Drug

Important Information about Actonel

  • Actonel generic name is risedronate
  • Actonel is one in the group of bisphosphonates and used in the treatment of osteoporosis, Paget’s disease in men and women
  • It must be stored at room temperature and keep away from moisture and heat
  • Do not take this drug if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes
  • Inform your doctor in advance if you have low blood calcium, vitamin D deficiency, kidney disease

Side Effects of Actonel:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Pain or burning under the ribs or in the back
  • New or worsening heartburn
  • Severe joint, bone, or muscle pain
  • Jaw pain, numbness, or swelling

Less serious side effects of Actonel may include:

  • Mild heartburn or stomach upset
  • Diarrhea, gas, or constipation
  • Mild joint or back pain
  • Headache