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    Actonel for osteoporosis cleared for use once per month

    A new dosage form of once per month is now available for the osteoporosis drug Actonel.

    Actonel (risedronate sodium), which is now available in daily, weekly, and two-tablets-per-month dosage forms, has now been approved for once a month (150 mg) administration. Co-promoted by Procter & Gamble and sanofi-aventis, the bisphosphonate is designed to reduce the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

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