Active Ingredient History
Risedronic acid is a pyridinyl bisphosphonate that inhibits osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and modulates bone metabolism. The action of risedronate on bone tissue is based partly on its affinity for hydroxyapatite, which is part of the mineral matrix of bone. Risedronate also targets farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) synthase. It is FDA approved for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, osteoporosis in men, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. Calcium, antacids, or oral medications containing divalent cations interfere with the absorption of Risedronic acid. Common adverse reactions include rash, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, backache, urinary tract infectious disease and influenza-like illness. NCATS
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