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Risedronate

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Risedronate is a medicine for treatment and cure of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a type of bone disease which results in bone loss and makes them thinner and easily breakable. The medicine strengthens the bones and treat Pagets disease as well. It is usually administered orally, and doses have long gaps between them. Osteoporosis is more common in older people, and women who have gone through menopause. Risedronate slows down bone loss, and it belongs to the class of drugs called bisphosphonates.

Any esophageal problem, difficulty in swallowing of food, low blood calcium levels which is known as hypocalcemia or any other severe kidney, stomach and intestine disorders must be communicated to the doctor before the medication of Risedronate starts. The dentist should be informed about this medicine before any dental procedure is done on the patient.

Upset stomach is one of the most common side effects of this disease which may even lead to diarrhea. Rare side effects like increase in joint pain, muscle pain, vision blurring etc may also be noticed. This medication should only be taken under doctor’s supervision. The doctor may as well advice additional medicines for supplying calcium and Vitamin D to the bones along with this medicine.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Orthopedist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Risedronate may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Abdominal distension

Difficulty in swallowing

Flatulence

Dyspepsia

Musculoskeletal (bone

muscle or joint) pain

Esophageal ulcer.

Is It safe with alcohol?

It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Risofos 35mg tablet.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Risofos 35mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Risedronate, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Risedronate as ingredient
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Mucos Pharma India Pvt Ltd
Organic Laboratories
Sanofi India Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medreich Lifecare Ltd
Molekule India Pvt Ltd
Risedronate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. The drug affects hydroxyapatite and inhibits FPP synthase., thereby halting the biosynthesis of isoprenoid lipids. As a result bone reabsorption and turnover is reduced.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Zydol 50Mg Suspension

Jectocos 75Mg Injection

ACMACIN 100MG INJECTION

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