Generic Actonel is a medication which...
Generic Actonel is a medication which contains the same active ingredient as brand medicine- risedronate sodium.
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Generic Actonel is a prescription medication which contains the same active ingredient as brand medication - risedronate sodium. Generic Actonel is not absolutely the same as brand medication. Generic medication differs from original in amount of excipients, color and shape of tablets, commercial name, and manufacturer. Pharmacokinetic characteristics may differ as well. In most cases and for most women Actonel generic works the same as brand preparation. Generic Actonel which is made by Cipla is available under the name Risofos.
Risedronate sodium is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonate. Risedronate is a bisphosphonate that binds to bone hydroxyapatite and inhibits osteoclast-dependent resorption of bone tissue. Remodeling of bone is reduced due to the activity of osteoblasts, and mineralization of bone is preserved. In clinical studies risedronate showed a significant anti-osteoclast and antiresorptive activity and in dependence of dose, it increased bone mass and biomechanical stability of the skeleton. Risedronate helps slow down the rate at which bone tissue and dissolved and thus strengthens bone tissue and prevents osteoporosis. It is believed that Actonel possesses the ability to lower the likelihood of stomach side effects, its effect is more active comparable to etidronate or alendronate. Generic Actonel (Risofos) helps to reduce the risk of vertebral fractures by 65%, the risk of other bone fractures by 39%. Along with that, Risofos increases the bone mineral density in the wrist and spine.
Generic Actonel is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions:
The dose and treatment regimen is determined by your doctor. Do not take the medication at your own initiative without your doctor's approval. Generic Actonel (Risofos) is available in the form of tablets 35mg which should be taken once per week (1 tablet of Risofos 35mg per week). The recommended dosage for men with osteoporosis induced by corticosteroids is also 1 tablet of Risofos 35mg per week. Risofos tablets should be taken at least 30 minutes in the morning before you eat or drink anything. Food and drinks (excluding water) may change the absorption of Risedronate sodium making the medicine less effective. The medication should be taken with plain water only. You need to take enough calcium and vitamin D during the treatment with generic Actonel.
Generic Actonel (Risofos) is contraindicated for use in the following conditions:
Risedronate sodium should be used with caution in:
In rare cases Actonel may cause osteonecrosis of the jaw. It is believed that patients which have tooth extraction have a high risk of this condition
Bisphosphonates (including Actonel) can cause extreme muscle or bone pain.
This is not a complete list of Actonel side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any the listed above or other side effects.
Actonel and overdose
Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Use the medication according to your doctor's recommendations. In case of overdose seek medical attention. Possible side effects associated with Actonel include:
Actones and drug interaction
Risofos may interact with the following medicines: