Actonel side effects | Risendronate side effects
Actonel side effects (Risedronate side effects )
There have been a number of side effects from this medication reported in medical literature. As you read these, do remember that each of us is different. Some people experience no side effects. Others do have side effects and they range from the merely inconvenient to very serious. Here is a list of the most common ones:
- Back pain Just over 25% of those using this drug report back pain.
- Joint pain Up to 23.7 percent of patients report joint pain.
- Some patients have reported Abdominal (stomach) pain.
- Bladder infection (urinary tract infection or UTI) has sometimes been reported as an Actonel side effect.
- Diarrhea - is often reported when taking this drug. If you experience diarrhea, do contact your health care provider.
- Irritation of esophagus - a sort of 'burning'. This can happen if the medication touches the interior of your esophagus when you swallow it. Using a greater quantity of water sometimes alleviates the condition. If it continues, do contact your health care provider since it could be that you should use a different medication.
- If you are taking NAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy also, there may upper gastro-intestinal tract toxicity. Note that a study done in 2001 showed that Actonel (Risedronate ) was more tolerable than Fosamax (alendronate) by women who had discontinued the use of Fosamax ( alendronate) because of gastro-intestinal irritation.
- A 2006 study published in Drug Safety “Ophthalmologic events in patients receiving risedronate: summary of information gained from follow up in a prescription-event monitoring study in England concluded in part that: “Patients receiving risedronate can present with a variety of signs and symptoms affecting the eye with different degrees of severity. Patients may present after the first month of treatment. “Dry eye, sore eye and conjunctivitis were the most frequently reported events; there were also some incidents of eye inflammation.
Since Actonel ( Risedronate ) is a bisphosphonate, there are of course, some concerns about Osteonecrosis or ‘dead jaw’ a side effect that has begun to surface as a side effect of this group of drugs. You can read summaries of some Osteonecrosis studies at Actonel side effects
NEW Report of Profound Muscle Weakness and Pain after One Dose of Actonel. Two researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School report "a woman who developed profound muscle weakness and pain after one dose of Risedronate (Actonel)" Published October of 2009.