Atelvia (Risedronate Sodium)
Atelvia (Risedronate) -Product Information
Atelvia is prescription medication you are given if you are suffering from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones or bone production in your body. Atelvia can help by keeping your bone density strong to prevent bones from being weak and/or breaking.
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Atelvia is also marketed as Actonel EC. The active ingredient is known Risedronate Sodium. We carry the brand tablets manufactured by Teva, starting at $80 USD price for 4 tablets. This medication would be shipped from our licensed pharmacy in Australia, so shipping to the US would take approximately 10-18 business days.
We are available if you need assistance setting up your order, and can also request your prescription from your doctor's office. Once an order is in our system, provide your doctor's contact details, and a fax request would be sent. We can be reached by phone at 1-855-776-0079, or you can use our chat service to speak to a representative.
What is Atelvia used for?
Osteoporosis is a problem for many women, especially following menopause, when bone loss is a result of a drop in estrogen levels. Lower bone density can cause your bones to be brittle and weak, and if you fall your bones can break or fracture.
For men, if your testosterone levels lower, it can cause you to develop osteoporosis. Testosterone is the hormone the body converts into estrogen and estrogen effects bone density. Low testosterone may affect estrogen levels, but not always.
Atelvia is a bisphosphonate and can alter the way your bone forms. It also helps to stop bone loss so breaks will be less frequent.
The treatment suggested will vary depending on the condition Atelvia is being used to treat. If you are being treated for postmenopausal osteoporosis your doctor will probably prescribe one 35 mg delayed release tablet. Take a tablet once a week.
When you take Atelvia you need to sit upright and swallow the tablet whole, as it should not be crushed or chewed. Once you take the medication, drink at least 4 ounces of water, to ensure that it moves quickly to your stomach. Don't lie down again for at least 30 minutes, because damage can be caused if you do.
If you forget to take the tablet on the correct morning, don't not take it when you remember. Wait for the next morning and take it then. If a full week has passed, just take that week’s dose and do not double up on tablets.
There may be some side effects associated with taking Atelvia due to the active ingredient: Risedronate Sodium. While some will be easy to deal with, others may require you to visit your doctor, and they include:
- Skin rashes
- Stomach pain or cramp
- Swallowing problems
- Bone pain
Sore and red eyes are not common, but if you do suddenly realize you have this, there could be a connection. If you start having a lot of bone and joint pain or cough up blood, stop taking the tablet and contact the doctor.
If you think you may be allergic to one of the ingredients of Atelvia then make sure the doctor is aware. They should be told if you have the following:
- Hypoglycaemia –low calcium levels in the blood
- Oesophagus problems – takes products to the stomach from the mouth
- Difficulty sitting for 30 minutes –the stomach or esophagus could become damaged if you lie down after taking Atelvia
- Dental issues – you should see a dentist before you start the medication
- Kidney disease
- Had cancer –chemotherapy could lead to osteonecrosis which is damage to the jaw
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.