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    Risedronate

    Information about Risedronate

    Risedronate uses

    Risedronate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
    This disease mostly occurs in women after menopause, but can sometimes be seen in men. It can also occur in patients receiving steroids.

    How risedronate works

    Risedronate is a bisphosphonate. It acts by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause the destruction of bone, thereby strengthening the bones and minimizing the risk of fractures.

    Common side effects of risedronate

    Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Headache, Heartburn, Difficulty in swallowing

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    Expert advice for Risedronate

    • Take Risedronate in the morning on an empty stomach with water.
    • Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking Risedronate.
    • Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking Risedronate.
    • Inform your doctor if you experience pain in jaw, throat, chest, abdomen, hips or thighs.
    • Inform your doctor if you are about to undergo any major dental procedures, as Risedronate may need to be discontinued temporarily.

    Frequently asked questions for Risedronate

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)