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Actonel (generic name risedronate) is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates which is used for the treatment of Paget's Disease (a disease in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and for osteoporosis. Actonel has been linked to ONJ (osteonecrosis) or dead or rotting jawbone.
Actonel is also used to prevent and treat osteoporosis that is caused by cortisone-related medications that induce osteoporosis.
By slowing down the rate at which bone is dissolved, Actonel increases the amount of bone. Actonel has a chemically unique component as compared with the other bisphosphonates. Actonel is believed to reduce the likelihood of gastro-intestinal side effects.
Actonel has been shown to slow or stop bone loss, increase bone mineral density, and reduce the risk of spine and non-spine fractures. In clinical trials, Actonel side effects were minimal to moderate. Actonel should be taken with a glass of water at least 30 minutes before the first food or beverage of the day. After taking Actonel, it's important to remain in an upright position and refrain from eating for at least 30 minutes.
Actonel side effects are generally mild or moderate and may include back, muscle, bone or joint pain, stomach pain or upset, or constipation. Contact your doctor if symptoms are severe.
Should I contact Proctor and Gamble about my Actonel side effects? You should contact your doctor and have your doctor file an adverse reaction report with the FDA. You should also consider contacting an expert Actonel lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Also call the FDA MedWatch at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Do you need an Actonel lawyer? Please contact an expert Actonel litigation lawyer today for your free no-obligation consultation. You may be eligible for a class action Actonel bisphosphonate lawsuit.