We carry both the Brand Name and generic versions of Actonel. Our lower price is due to the dispensing pharmacy in Europe has a much lower cost than in the USA. That savings has been passed on to you simple as that. Our pricing on Actonel Brand Name is the lowest on the internet, buy now and save! Actonel - Risedronate Sodium Actonel / Risedronate is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life). Actonel is also used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in men and women who are taking glucocorticoids (corticosteroids; a type of medication that may cause osteoporosis). Risedronate is also used to treat Paget's disease of the bone (a condition in which the body replaces healthy bones with weak bones). Actonel / Risedronate is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness) to make bones stronger and less likely to break.