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What is Actonel?

Actonel and the generic alternative risedronate are medications used to treat and prevent osteoporosis caused by menopause, steroid use or gonadal failure and to treat Paget’s disease. Actonel alters bone formation and breakdown within the body helping to slow bone loss and prevent bone fractures.  

Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.

  • Take Actonel orally after getting up in a morning before taking any food, drink or other medication. Do not take this medication at bedtime or while you are still in bed. li>
  • Swallow Actonel whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew or suck on this tablet.
  • Once you have taken Actonel, you should stay upright for at least thirty minutes. This can involve sitting, standing or walking. Do not eat, drink anything other than water or take any medications for 30 minutes after taking risedronate to avoid interfering with the absorption of this medication. Do not lie down until after your first food of the day.
  • Actonel is most effective when it is taken regularly. Try to take it at the same time each morning.
  • Always follow your doctor’s directions for the frequency you should be taking this medication.


Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:

  • If you have any drug allergies.
  • Which other prescription and non-prescription medications you currently take.
  • Your medical history especially of esophagus problems, heartburn, difficult or painful swallowing, low levels of calcium in the blood, stomach disorders, intestinal disorders or kidney disease.
  • If you are unable to sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes.
  • If you are pregnant, planning on pregnancy or breast feeding. This medication may stay in your body for many years and the effects on an unborn baby are unknown.

Also be aware that:

  • Your doctor may check your mouth before you start taking Actonel as it may cause jawbone problems. Tell your dentist that you take this medication before having any dental work done. While taking risedronate, you should have regular dental exams and keep your teeth and hums healthy. Tell your doctor immediately if you have jaw pain.

Side Effects

Common Actonel side effects may include but are not limited to:

  • Indigestion or diarrhea.
  • Back pain, stomach pain, joint pain or muscle pain.
  • Flu symptoms.

Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects of Actonel:

  • Chest pain, new or worsening heartburn or a burning pain in your upper stomach.
  • Difficulty or pain when swallowing.
  • Pain or burning under the ribs or in the back.
  • Coughing up blood.
  • New or unusual pain in your thigh or hip.
  • Jaw pain, swelling or numbness.
  • Severe joint, back or muscle pain.
  • Signs of low calcium levels such as muscle spasms or contractions, numbness or a tingly feeling around your mouth or in your toes and fingers.
  • Signs of a severe skin reaction such as fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain or a red or purple skin rash which spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
  • Signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing or a swelling of your face, lips or throat.


Q: What is the generic alternative to Actonel?

A: The generic alternative to Actonel is known as risedronate. Both Actonel and risedronate are available in 5mg, 35mg and 150mg strengths. Only brand name Actonel is available in 30mg and 75mg strengths.

Q: When should I take Actonel?

A: You should take Actonel when you first get up in the morning with a glass of water. After taking, you should remain upright without eating, drinking anything other than water or taking any other medications for at least thirty minutes.

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