Actonel (risedronate) for osteoporosis
Physicians may ask you about using Actonel (risedronate) for osteoporosis...due to a recent report in JAMA.
It shows that Actonel reduces the risk of fractures...and causes no more GI side effects than placebo.
Actonel is a bisphosphonate...similar to Fosamax. But so far, Actonel is only approved for Paget's disease...not osteoporosis.