Drugs Channel
Topics & Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Risedronate Dosing

When treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, there are different options for risedronate dosing: daily, weekly, or monthly dosages. For men with osteoporosis that is not caused by steroids, the recommended dose is risedronate 35 mg, taken once weekly. Risedronate dosing guidelines take various factors into account, such as the condition being treated and other medical conditions you may have.

Risedronate Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of risedronate sodium (Actonel®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Whether you prefer to take the drug daily, weekly, or monthly
  • Whether you are treating or preventing osteoporosis or treating Paget's disease
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your risedronate dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Risedronate Dosage for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

There are four different risedronate dosing options for preventing or treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, including:
 
  • Risedronate 5 mg, taken once daily
  • Risedronate 35 mg, taken once weekly
  • Risedronate 75 mg, taken once per day for two days in a row each month
  • Risedronate 150 mg, taken on one day per month.
     

Risedronate Dosage for Men With Osteoporosis

The recommended dose of risedronate when treating men with osteoporosis that is not caused by steroids is risedronate 35 mg, taken once weekly.
 

Risedronate Dosage for Steroid-Related Osteoporosis

The recommended dose of risedronate when treating or preventing osteoporosis that is due to steroid use (in either men or women) is risedronate 5 mg, taken once daily.
 
Osteoporosis: Muscle Strengthening

Risedronate Sodium Tablets

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.