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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

risedronate sodium 
The hemipentahydrate monosodium salt of risedronic acid, a synthetic pyridinyl bisphosphonate. Risedronic acid binds to hydroxyapatite crystals in bone and inhibits osteoclast-dependent bone resorption. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Risedronate
US brand name:Actonel
Abbreviation:RISE
Code name:NE-58095
Chemical structure:monosodium (1-hydroxy-2-(3-pyridinyl)ethylidene)bisphosphonate hemipentahydrate