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Actonel With Calcium contains two medications: risedronate (Actonel) and calcium. The prescription drug is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The Actonel tablets are taken once a week, while the calcium tablets are taken on the other six days of the week. While most people tolerate the drug well, side effects are possible. Common side effects of Actonel With Calcium include bone pain, muscle pain, and heartburn.

What Is Actonel With Calcium?

(Actonel With Calcium has been discontinued by its manufacturer. Other forms of Actonel are still available. See the appropriate Actonel articles within eMedTV.com for more information about this medication.)


Actonel® With Calcium (risedronate and calcium) is a prescription medication used to treat osteoporosis. It is approved to both prevent and treat the disease in postmenopausal women. Actonel With Calcium contains Actonel tablets to be taken once weekly and calcium carbonate tablets to be taken the other six days of each week.
(Click Actonel With Calcium Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes Actonel With Calcium?

Actonel With Calcium is made by sanofi-aventis.

How Does Actonel With Calcium Work?

Actonel With Calcium contains two medications: risedronate (Actonel) and calcium. Risedronate belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. The drug binds to certain cells in bones and slows down the rate at which they break down. Calcium is a mineral that is important for healthy bones and is necessary in order for risedronate to be effective.
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