Risedronate delayed-release tablets and tablets are used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) in women after menopause. Risedronate tablets may also be used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and in men and women to prevent and treat osteoporosis caused by long-term use of corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicine). Risedronate tablets are also used to treat Paget’s disease of the bone. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription. Any questions regarding osteoporosis do not hesitate to contact us or your local Primary physician.
Before You Take The Medication
You should not take risedronate if you are allergic to it, or if you have: low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia); or problems with the muscles in your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). Do not take risedronate if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes. Risedronate can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. You must stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate. Tell your doctor if you have ever had: trouble swallowing; problems with your stomach or digestion; hypocalcemia; a dental problem (you may need a dental exam before you begin taking risedronate); kidney disease; or any condition that makes it hard for your body to absorb nutrients from food (malabsorption). This medicine may cause jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis). The risk is highest in people with cancer, blood cell disorders, pre-existing dental problems, or people treated with steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation. Ask your doctor about your own risk. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Stop taking risedronate and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. You should not breastfeed while using risedronate. Risedronate should not be given to a child younger than 18 years old.
How To Use
Take this medication by mouth, after getting up for the day and before taking your first food, beverage, or other medication. Do not take it at bedtime or while you are still in bed. Take this medication with a full glass of plain water (6 to 8 ounces or 180 to 240 milliliters). Do not take it with any other beverage. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not chew or suck on it. Then stay fully upright (sitting, standing, or walking) for at least 30 minutes, and do not lie down until after your first food of the day. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate before you eat or drink anything other than plain water and before taking any other medication by mouth. Calcium or iron supplements, vitamins with minerals, antacids containing calcium/magnesium/aluminum, dairy products (such as milk, yogurt), and calcium-enriched juice may interfere with absorption of risedronate. Medications such as quinapril, certain forms of didanosine (chewable/dispersible buffered tablets or pediatric oral solution), sucralfate, and bismuth subsalicylate may also interfere with absorption. Do not take these products for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. For the treatment of Paget’s disease, remember to take it at the same time each morning, usually for 2 months. This drug may also be prescribed once weekly for osteoporosis. Check your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are uncertain about your dosing schedule.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling). Stop using risedronate and call your doctor at once if you have: chest pain, new or worsening heartburn; difficulty or pain when swallowing; pain or burning under the ribs or in the back; severe heartburn, burning pain in your upper stomach, or coughing up blood; new or unusual pain in your thigh or hip; jaw pain, numbness, or swelling; severe joint, bone, or muscle pain; or low calcium levels–muscle spasms or contractions, numbness or tingly feeling (around your mouth, or in your fingers and toes). Common side effects may include: heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion; stomach pain; back pain, joint pain, muscle pain; or flu-like symptoms. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Why do you have to sit up after taking risedronate?
Risedronate can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. You must stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have ever had: This medicine may cause jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis).
How long does it take for a risedronate to start working?
For osteoporosis, risedronate usually starts to work after 2 weeks. However, it may take 6 months for the medicine to fully protect your bones. When used for Paget’s disease of bone, risedronate reduces bone pain, but it may take 3 to 6 months for your symptoms to improve.
Risedronate is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis. With this condition, the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. Risedronate is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone. With this disease, the bones become soft and weak. They may also become deformed or painful, or they may break easily. Risedronate belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Risedronate works by slowing the body’s natural breakdown of bone. It also increases the thickness of bone. Buy online at www.honeybeepharmacy.com. Honeybee Pharmacy guarantees quality and affordable medications to millions of Americans. HBP carries wide selections of human medications and PetMeds at a fraction of the cost compared to the USA. Honeybee Pharmacy was created to help all Americans to get access to affordable medications. Should you have any inquiries regarding bisphosphonates please do not hesitate to contact us at our toll free number to speak to a Pharmacist from our contracted Pharmacy department.
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