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Actonel 35 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Actonel Tablet

Actonel Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Stomach inflammation
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea

How to use Actonel Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actonel 35 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Actonel Tablet works

Actonel 35 mg Tablet is a bisphosphonate. It acts by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause the destruction of bone, thereby strengthening the bones and minimizing the risk of fractures.

Actonel Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Actonel 35 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actonel 35 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Actonel 35 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Actonel 35 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Actonel 35 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actonel 35 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. However, use of Actonel 35 mg Tablet is not advised in severe kidney disease patients.
Liver
Actonel 35 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actonel 35 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Actonel Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Actonel 35 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Do not lie down after taking the medicine.
  • Wait at least 1 hour before taking any other medication or eating or drinking anything.
  • Take calcium and vitamin D to help build your bones when taking Actonel 35 mg Tablet.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Actonel 35 mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience pain in jaw. This problem may be seen after dental work.
  • Your doctor will monitor your response to Actonel 35 mg Tablet by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • It is important to look after your mouth and teeth while you are taking this medicine. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about taking Actonel 35 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Actonel with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Actonel

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Side effect of osteoporosis tab
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please mention the contents of the tablet
i am osteoporosis patient n want to know is this disease curable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Yes its curable aak your treating doctor about bisphosphonate and teriparatide
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FAQs

Q. Is Actonel a generic drug?

Yes, Actonel is available as generic drug

Q. Is Actonel safe?

Residronate is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Actonel cause weight gain?

No clinically observable effect on weight has been reported for Actonel

Q. What is Actonel sodium?

Actonel belongs to a class of medication called as bisphosphonates. It acts by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood

Q. How does Actonel work?

Actonel works by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood.

Q. What is Actonel prescribed for?

Actonel is prescribed for treatment of Paget’s disease and osteoporosis in men and post-menopausal women.

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