Actonel (chemical name: risedronate)


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(AK-tuh-nel)

A drug that builds bone strength. It works by increasing the activity of the cells that make new bone. It is used to treat osteoporosis. It is also being studied for:

It belongs to the group of drugs called bisphosphonates. Aredia (chemical name: pamidronate) and Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) are other bisphosphonates.

Read more in Breastcancer.org's section on Bone Health.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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