NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Actonel
Code name:NE-58095
Chemical structure:monosodium (1-hydroxy-2-(3-pyridinyl)ethylidene)bisphosphonate hemipentahydrate