Actonel contraindications and warnings


Following is information on contraindications to the use of risedronic acid in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When should risedronic acid not be used?

In the case of hypersensitivity to risedronic acid or risedronate sodium the product must not be taken.

Use should be avoided for diseases of the esophagus and severe renal impairment. In the case of calcium deficiency in the blood (hypocalcaemia), risedronic acid must also not be given. The calcium deficiency must be corrected before the start of treatment, for example by administering medication.

Caution and special medical control are required for dysphagia, esophageal mucosal (Barrett’s) esophagus, gastritis (inflammatory gastritis) and duodenal ulcer inflammation. Gastric bleeding, vitamin D deficiency, parathyroid disorders as well as surgical interventions on the oral cavity, pharynx and esophagus are also to be excluded or treated before starting therapy.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

The use in pregnant women and breastfeeding is to be waived. There is insufficient experience of possible human damage. Findings from animal experiments show that damage to the unborn child at high dosages may be possible. It is not known if the substance passes into the milk. To be on the safe side, it must be weaned.

What should be considered in children?

Risedronic acid, like all bisphosphonates, should not be taken by children. About the application is not sufficient experience.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking the medicine.
  • Do not take any food or medicines for 30 minutes after taking the medicine.
  • Patients who can not stand or sit upright for 30 minutes should only use the medicine with special medical attention.
  • In oesophageal diseases, the drug may only be used under special medical supervision.
  • If you have thigh pain, you should consult a doctor.
  • If redness, pain or photosensitivity of the eyes occurs, seek medical advice immediately.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.