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Generic: calcium carbonate-risedronate
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It is used to prevent and to treat osteoporosis
               



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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:
  • ammonium chloride
  • methenamine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids like aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide
  • antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, tetracycline and others
  • aspirin
  • calcium supplements
  • drugs for inflammation like ibuprofen, naproxen, and others
  • iron supplements
  • magnesium supplements
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • thiazide diuretics
  • thyroid hormones
  • vitamins with minerals

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. This medicine may also increase your risk for a broken thigh bone. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain in your upper leg or groin. Tell your doctor if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.

               
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