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    Generic for Actonel* (Risedronate) is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. It belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It increases bone mass by altering the cycle of bone formation, and thus it reverses bone loss and prevents bone fractures. Risedronate is also used to treat Paget's disease of bone. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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What is Generic for Actonel* used for?

Generic for Actonel* (Risedronate) is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. It belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It increases bone mass by altering the cycle of bone formation, and thus it reverses bone loss and prevents bone fractures. Risedronate is also used to treat Paget's disease of bone. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Actonel*?

The dosage of Generic for Actonel* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Generic for Actonel* should be taken right in the morning. Also, this medicine should be taken only in the sitting or standing position. After taking this medicine, you must stay upright for about 30 minutes. Do not take any other medicines along with this medicine. Swallow it with one full glass of water only and not with any other drink. Do not chew the tablet.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Actonel*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Actonel* medication once daily in the morning and you have missed the dose of this medicine, do not take it later on the same day. Instead, take it the next morning. Do not take two pills on one day.

What if you overdose on Generic for Actonel*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Actonel*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are nausea, tingling sensation, heartburn, convulsions, stomach pain, diarrhea, spasms, and reduction in calcium levels in the blood.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Actonel*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Actonel*.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Actonel*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Actonel* can interact with antacids, bisphosphonates, calcium supplements, thyroid hormones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, laxatives, antibiotics, iron supplements, steroid medications, and thiazide diuretics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Actonel*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Actonel* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Actonel* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Actonel* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Actonel* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

The common side effects of Generic for Actonel* are stomach upset, constipation, headache, high blood pressure, indigestion, muscle pain, and nausea. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are severe heartburn, painful swallowing, severe dizziness, black stools, trouble breathing, and swelling of the face, tongue, or throat. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Actonel*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Actonel*?

Is it possible for me to take Generic for Actonel* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Actonel*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Actonel*?
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How to reduce the risk of Generic for Actonel* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Actonel*, inform your healthcare professional if you have kidney disease, low blood calcium levels, stomach ulcers, vitamin D deficiency, esophagus problems, swallowing difficulty, and inability to sit or stand for about 30 minutes.

Store Generic for Actonel* between 20°C and 25°C. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

 

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