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Generic: risedronate
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It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

  • aluminum hydroxide
  • antacids
  • aspirin
  • calcium supplements
  • NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • iron supplements
  • magnesium supplements
  • stomach acid blockers like cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine, or omeprazole
  • 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. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. 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.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • jaw pain, especially after dental work
  • pain or difficulty when swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • changes in taste
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach gas

               
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