Actonel

Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates which also includes the medicines alendronate (Fosamax) and etidronate (Didronel). It is used for the treatment of Paget’s illness of bone (a disease in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of bones are reduced). Bone is continually being formed and dissolved.