Actonel side effects

What side effects can risedronic acid have?

Below you will find the most important information about possible, known side effects of Risedronic acid.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

Common side effects:
At 5-milligram dosage: headache; Skeletal muscle pain.
30 mg dosage: symptoms of a flu infection; Ulceration; Chest pain; Vomiting (nausea and vomiting, intestinal inflammation, skin swelling, calcium deficiency in the blood, weight loss, joint pain, leg cramps, muscle weakness, bone pain, drowsiness, respiratory arrest, airway inflammation, paranasal sinusitis, poor eyesight, eye damage to the eyes, dryness of the eyes, nocturnal urgency / p>

Occasional side effects:
esophagitis (heartburn and esophagitis; gastritis; duodenitis; dysphagia; tongue inflammation; iris; esophageal ulcer; esophageal stenosis.)

Rare side effects:
altered liver enzymes, liver inflammation.

Side effects without indication of frequency:
transient and slight decreases in calcium concentration and phosphate concentrations in the blood.

Special Features:
Risedronic acid may cause severe bone, joint, and / or muscle pain with sometimes severe limitations of range of motion. The symptoms occurred from one day to several months or even years after initiation of treatment and decreased in most patients after discontinuation of therapy. The doctor should be notified when such pain occurs and then has to decide if the treatment must be discontinued temporarily or permanently.

In recent years, long-term use of bisphosphonates has repeatedly revealed abnormal thigh fractures. Patients should therefore contact their doctor for any concerns or especially if they have thigh pain.

Taking the active ingredient may increase the risk of inflammation of the iris (uveitis) or dermis (scleritis). If reddened eyes, pain and photosensitivity occur, a doctor should be consulted.

Which interactions does risedronic acid show?

Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

The absorption of risedronic acid into the body can be reduced by foods and drinks. This can also happen when taking calcium, magnesium or iron (iron supplements), as well as with acid-binding agents (antacids) and some other medicines. Therefore, after taking Risedronic acid, a time interval of 30 minutes must always be observed before eating any food or medication.

Potential Actonel side effects may include: