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Risedronate

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking risedronate if you have:
 
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • An inability to sit or stand for 30 minutes
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Difficulty swallowing or other problems with your esophagus
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Risedronate to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
  

How Does Risedronate Work?

Risedronate belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. The drug binds to certain cells in bones and slows down the rate at which they break down.
 

Effects of Risedronate

Risedronate has been evaluated in several studies for various osteoporosis-related uses.
Calcium and Strong Bones

Risedronate Sodium Tablets

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