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A bisphosphonate drug, C7H11NO7P2, that inhibits bone resorption and is used in the form of its sodium salt to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

[Perhaps (py)ri(dine) + -se-, origin unknown + (hy)dr(oxy) + (bisphosph)onate.]

risedronate, risedronate sodium

(USAN), risedronic acid (INN) n risedronato, risedronato sódico, ácido risedrónico (INN)
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Some of the brands in Theramex's portfolio include Ovaleap, Zoely, Estreva, Seasonique, Actonel and Lutenyl.
Importantly, for the non-generic business, Actavis will continue to promote and distribute branded medicines in the portfolio including but not limited to products such as Actonel and Oxytrol.
The four kinds of medications that are prescribed for osteoporosis are bisphos-phonates (Boniva, Actonel, Reclast), parathyroid hormone (Forteo), monoclonal antibodies (Prolia), and selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERNIs (Evista).
Research has shown that Fosamax and Actonel may slow the rate of bone thinning and produce modest increases in bone mass.
L'etude FACT, pour Fosamax Actonel Comparison Trial, a montre que ces 2 traitements ralentissent la destruction de l'os, et favorisent la reconstruction d'os neuf.
Bisphosphonates include Aclasta, Actonel, Aredia, Bondronat, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosavance, Reclast, Skelid and Zometa.
I've been taking the osteoporosis drug Actonel for five years.
In addition, Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva cause serious trouble because they stay in the bone indefinitely and disrupt the normal bone regeneration process forever
Ireland-based Warner Chilcott, which makes contraceptives as well as an array of female hormone replacement therapies, said in August that it would buy P&G's drug business, including the osteoporosis treatment Actonel, in a transaction valued at $3.
Bisphosphonates are the active ingredient in widely prescribed osteoporosis medications such as Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva.