Risedronate and Calcium
Risedronate and calcium, as the name implies, is a combination of two medications: risedronate (Actonel) and calcium. The prescription drug is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The risedronate tablets are taken once a week, while the calcium tablets are taken on the other six days of the week. Common side effects of risedronate and calcium include bone pain, constipation, and heartburn.
What Is Risedronate and Calcium?Risedronate and calcium (Actonel® With Calcium) is a prescription medication used for osteoporosis. It is approved to both prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Risedronate and calcium contains risedronate (Actonel) tablets to be taken once weekly and calcium carbonate tablets to be taken on the other six days of the week.
(Click What Is Risedronate and Calcium Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)