Actonel (Risedronate)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Chemical Name RISEDRONATE (ris-ED-roe-nate)

ACTONEL belongs to a group of medications called bisphosphonates. This medication is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (thinning of bone) in women after menopause. It works by altering the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. ACTONEL slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures. It may also be used in men and women to prevent and treat osteoporosis caused by long-term use of corticosteroids. ACTONEL is also used to treat Paget's disease of the bone.

Directions

Take ACTONEL as exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Take the ACTONEL tablet first thing in the morning with a full glass (6-8 ounces) of water, at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything or take any other medication. Use only plain water (not mineral water) when taking an ACTONEL tablet.

After taking an ACTONEL tablet, do not lie down or recline, do not eat or drink anything other than plain water and do not take any other medicines including vitamins, calcium, or antacids for at least the first 30 minutes.

Cautions

ACTONEL can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. You will need to stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. You should not take this medication if you are allergic to risedronate, or if you have low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia), or a problem with the movement of muscles in your esophagus.

To make sure patients can safely take ACTONEL, talk to your doctor if you have:

  • low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • a vitamin D deficiency
  • kidney disease
  • an ulcer in your stomach or esophagus
Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using ACTONEL.

Side Effects

Serious side effects of ACTONEL may include:

  • allergic reaction including hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • chest pain
  • difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • pain or burning under the ribs or in the back
  • new or worsening heartburn
  • severe or ongoing indigestion
  • severe joint, bone, or muscle pain
  • new or unusual pain in your thigh or hip
  • jaw pain, numbness, or swelling
Less serious side effects of ACTONEL may include:
  • flu symptoms
  • muscle pain
  • mild stomach pain or upset stomach
  • diarrhea, constipation
  • mild joint or back pain
  • headache
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about additional side effects or any side effect that bothers you or that do not go away.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.