Actonel

Actonel

risedronic acid

Manufacturer:

Theramex

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Risedronate Na
Indications/Uses
Prevention & treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women w/ increased risk of osteoporosis. Treatment of osteoporosis in men at high risk of fractures. Prevention & treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men & women who are either initiating or continuing systemic glucocorticoid treatment (daily dosage equiv to ≥7.5 mg of prednisolone) for chronic diseases.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Treatment & prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis One 35-mg tab once wkly or one 150-mg tab once mthly. Treatment of osteoporosis in men One 35-mg tab once wkly. Treatment & prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men & women One 35-mg tab once wkly.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: 35-mg tab: Take at least 30 min before the 1st food/drink/medication of the day & on the same day each wk. 150-mg tab: Take at least 30 min before the 1st food/drink/medication of the day & on the same day each mth. 35-mg & 150-mg tab: Take w/ a full glass (180-240 mL) of plain water while in an upright position. Do not lie down for at least 30 min after taking. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush/suck.
Contraindications
Hypocalcaemia, pregnancy & lactation, severe renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min).
Special Precautions
History of oesophageal disorders which delay oesophageal transit or emptying, inability to remain in an upright position for at least 30 min after tablet intake; correct hypocalcaemia & treat other disturbances of bone & mineral metabolism before initiating therapy.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, musculoskeletal pain.
Drug Interactions
Polyvalent cations (eg, Ca, Mg, Fe, Al) may interfere w/ absorption of Actonel.
ATC Classification
M05BA07 - risedronic acid ; Belongs to the class of bisphosphonates. Used in the treatment of bone diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Actonel FC tab 35 mg
Packing/Price
4's
Form
Actonel FC tab 150 mg
Packing/Price
1's
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