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Precautions and Warnings With Risedronate

Who Should Not Take Risedronate?

You should not take risedronate if you:
  • Are allergic to risedronate, Actonel, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.


  • Have an abnormality of the esophagus that causes problems swallowing. Such problems might include an esophageal stricture or achalasia. 


  • Have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia).
  • Cannot sit or stand upright for 30 minutes (which is necessary in order to take risedronate).

Precautions and Warnings With Risedronate: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which risedronate should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with risedronate that may apply to you.
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