Actonel®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Consider changing the patient to zoledronic acid if appropriate
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Risedronate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Tablets may be dispersed in water immediately prior to administration.