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Risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of Paget's disease of the bone, the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, the treatment of osteoporosis in men, and to prevent and treat osteoporosis caused by steroid medications. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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      • What is the prognosis for Paget's disease?
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      • What causes osteopenia?
      • What are osteopenia symptoms and signs?
      • How widespread is osteopenia?
      • Why is osteopenia important?
      • When should I see my doctor for osteopenia?
      • How is osteopenia diagnosed?
      • Who should be tested for osteopenia?
      • What is the treatment for osteopenia?
      • What follow-up is needed after treatment of osteopenia has been initiated?
      • Can osteopenia be prevented?
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      • What are osteoporosis risk factors and causes?
      • How is osteoporosis diagnosed?
      • Who should have bone density testing?
      • What is the treatment for osteoporosis, and can osteoporosis be prevented?
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      • Calcium supplements
      • Vitamin D
      • Hormone therapy (hormone replacement therapy, menopausal replacement therapy)
      • Medications that prevent bone loss and breakdown
      • Choosing an osteoporosis medication
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      • Monitoring osteoporosis therapy medication
      • Prevention of hip fractures in elderly people with osteoporosis
      • What are complications of osteoporosis?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with osteoporosis?
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Terms related to risedronate:

  • Actonel
  • Atelvia