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Risedronate is commonly used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and in anyone who has corticosteroid-related osteoporosis. The medication works by slowing down bone loss in the body. The product comes in tablet form and is taken daily, weekly, or monthly. Common side effects include muscle pain, joint pain, and heartburn.
What Is Risedronate?Risedronate sodium (Actonel®) is a prescription medication approved for the following uses:
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Treating osteoporosis in men
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis in both men in women that is due to the use of steroid medications, such as prednisone
- Treating Paget's disease in men and women.