Generic: calcium carbonate-risedronate
A bisphosphonate - It is used to prevent and to treat osteoporosis
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose of risedronate, take the dose on the morning after you remember. Then take your next dose on your regular scheduled day of the week. Never take 2 tablets on the same day. Do not take double or extra doses.
If you miss a dose of calcium, take it as soon as you remember with your next meal. Do not take 2 tablets with the same meal.
Do not take calcium and risedronate tablets at the same time.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medicine. Your doctor may order blood tests or other tests to see how you are doing.
You should make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/ or muscle pain. Tell your doctor if you have pain that does not go away or that gets worse.