Intravenous treatment with zoledronic acid is usually the first consideration, as it acts quicker and lasts longer, however, treatment can be given orally using Risedronate.
The most commonly used oral treatment is 30mg of risedronate sodium, daily, for two months.
If necessary, the course can be repeated.
Risedronate helps relieve pain from active Paget’s disease with effects that can last for 2 years or more. The duration of effect is not as long as that of zoledronic acid.
Risedronate: 30mg daily for 2 months.