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RISOFOS 35MG/250MG/400IU KIT

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Composition for RISOFOS

Risedronate(35mg),Calcium(250mg),Vitamin D3(400IU)

food interaction for RISOFOS

alcohol interaction for RISOFOS

pregnancy interaction for RISOFOS

lactation interaction for RISOFOS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Risofos 35mg/250mg/400iu kit 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RISOFOS

Risedronate(35mg)

Uses

Risedronate is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones), osteoporosis in men (porous bones) and steroid induced osteoporosis (porous bones).

How it works

Risedronate belongs to a class of medication called as bisphosphonates. It acts by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Esophageal obstruction, Osteonecrosis (reduced blood flow) of jaw, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Bone pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Eye swelling, Headache, Liver toxicity, Indigestion, Muscle weakness, Stomach inflammation, Instestinal inflammation
Calcium(250mg)

Uses

Calcium is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Calcium containing preparations (including calcium salts such as, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, calcium lactate, calcium gluconate, and phosphate) belong to a group of medicines called calcium supplements. Calcium, stored mostly in bones and teeth, is required by the body for maintaining bones, muscles, nervous system, and healthy heart. 

Common side effects

Kidney stone, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Nausea, Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Abnormal heart rhythm
Vitamin D3(400IU)

Uses

Vitamin D3 is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorous that are vital in forming and maintaining strong bones. It is also required in regulating cell growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Common side effects

Excessive thirst, Muscle weakness, Constipation, Increased calcium in urine, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Sickness, Increased calcium level in blood, Confusion, Drowsiness

Common Dosage for RISOFOS 35MG/250MG/400IU KIT

Patients taking RISOFOS 35MG/250MG/400IU KIT

  • 82%
    Once A Week
  • 9%
    Alternate Day
  • 9%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for RISOFOS

No substitutes found

Expert advice for RISOFOS

  • Do not take risedronate tablet if you are allergic to risedronate or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take risedronate if you have a low blood calcium level (hypocalcaemia).
  • Avoid using risedronate if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not start or continue risedronate if you have deficiency of vitamin D or parathyroid hormone that may lower blood calcium levels and cause weakening of bones.
  • Do not start or continue risedronate if you have or had problems in the past with your food-pipe that makes swallowing difficult, or you have been told that you have a pre-cancerous condition of the food-pipe; pain, swelling or numbness of the jaw or a “heavy jaw feeling” or loosening of a tooth.

Frequently asked questions for RISOFOS

Risedronate

Q.Is risedronate a generic drug?
Yes, risedronate is available as generic drug

Q.Is risedronate safe?
Residronate is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does risedronate cause weight gain?
No clinically observable effect on weight has been reported for risedronate

Q.What is risedronate sodium?
Risedronate belongs to a class of medication called as bisphosphonates. It acts by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood

Q.How does risedronate work?
Risedronate works by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood.

Q.What is risedronate prescribed for?
Risedronate is prescribed for treatment of Paget’s disease and osteoporosis in men and post-menopausal women.

Calcium

Q.Is calcium tablet/ calcium sandoz good to take?
Yes, calcium tablet/ supplement is good if you take it for approved indications, in recommended dosage. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take calcium with Forteo?
Yes, you can take calcium with Forteo if it is recommended by your doctor. Forteo (teriparatide) is a man-made form of a hormone and used to treat thinning or weakening of the bone (osteoporosis). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.What can I take for calcium in calcium deficiency?
Adequate dietary intake and/ or calcium supplement is recommended in patients with calcium deficiency. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of any calcium supplement

Q.Can I take calcium with milk?
Milk is one of the richest sources of calcium. Yes, patient can take calcium supplement with milk

Q.Can I take calcium with iron/ does calcium inhibit iron absorption?
No, iron supplement should not be taken with calcium supplements, as they interact to form non-absorbable complexes. They, however, can be taken at interval of 1 to 2 hours between them. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use when indicated together

Q.Can I take calcium with vitamin C?
There has been no study to prove interaction between Vitamin C and calcium. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take calcium with coffee/ tea?
No, coffee/ tea can reduce the absorption of calcium in the body

Q.Can I take calcium with magnesium?
No, patient should avoid concomitant administration of calcium along with magnesium. There could be increase in urinary calcium excretion when calcium is given along with magnesium. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take calcium with vitamin D?
Yes, calcium can be taken with vitamin D. It helps in absorption of calcium in the body

Q.Can I take calcium with metformin?
There has been no study that proved interaction between calcium and metformin. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take calcium with Synthroid?
You should avoid concomitant use of calcium and Synthroid within 4 hours. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take calcium with other supplements?
You should consult your doctor regarding use of other supplement along with calcium

Q.Does calcium help in weight loss/weight gain?
The results from the studies conducted do not report the role of calcium in weight loss or increase in weight. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Does calcium increase height/blood pressure?
No study has been reported on role of calcium in height gain or increase or decrease in blood pressure. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Does calcium tablet cause kidney stones?
Yes, calcium supplement may cause kidney stones if taken at larger dose or for prolonged duration. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Does calcium cause constipation?
Yes, use of calcium may cause constipation. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)