What is the best way to take Actonel?

What is the best way to take Actonel?

Take 1 ACTONEL tablet, after you get up for the day and before taking your first food, drink, or other medicine. Take ACTONEL while you are sitting or standing. Do not chew or suck on a tablet of ACTONEL. Swallow ACTONEL tablet with a full glass (6 to 8 ounces) of plain water only.

Should Actonel be taken with food?

Tips. Take Actonel at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking any food or beverages (other than water), or taking any other medication, including calcium, antacids, or vitamins for the day. Take Actonel exactly as directed by your doctor.

What happens if you take Actonel with food?

It should be taken as soon as you get out of bed in the morning at least 30 minutes before any food, beverage, or other medicines. Food and beverages (eg, mineral water, coffee, tea, or juice) will decrease the amount of risedronate absorbed by the body.

Why do you have to sit up after taking risedronate?

This is because they can interfere with how well your body absorbs risedronate and may stop it working properly. If you take risedronate first thing in the morning, when you get up, wait for at least 30 minutes before taking your other medicines.

Can I drink coffee after taking Actonel?

Should I take calcium with Actonel?

Actonel should be taken at least 30 minutes before the first food or drink of the day other than water. Actonel should not be taken at the same time as other medications, including calcium.

What can you not take with Actonel?

What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Actonel (Risedronate)? Do not take two different brands or strengths of risedronate at the same time. Avoid taking any other medicines for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate. This includes vitamins, calcium, iron, antacids, or laxatives.

Can you drink milk with risedronate?

Never take risedronate with tea, coffee, juice, mineral water, milk, other dairy drinks, or any liquid other than plain water. Swallow the tablets and delayed-release tablets whole.

What are side effects of Actonel?

What are the side effects of Actonel (Risedronate)?

  • chest pain, new or worsening heartburn;
  • difficulty or pain when swallowing;
  • pain or burning under the ribs or in the back;
  • severe heartburn, burning pain in your upper stomach, or coughing up blood;
  • new or unusual pain in your thigh or hip;
  • November 1, 2022