Information about Strontium Ranelate
Strontium Ranelate Uses
Strontium Ranelate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. It treats severe osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.
How Strontium Ranelate works
Strontium Ranelate works by reducing bone breakdown and stimulating rebuilding of bone, therefore, reduces the risk of fracture.
Common side effects of Strontium Ranelate
Constipation, Indigestion, Joint pain, Muscle cramp, Muscle pain, Sleep disorder, Vomiting, Abdominal pain
Expert advice for Strontium Ranelate
- Strontium Ranelate is used to treat severe osteoporosis in men and in postmenopausal women.
- Empty the sachet, mix well and drink straight away. You should not leave more than 24 hours before you drink it. If for some reason you cannot drink the medicine straight away, make sure you stir it again before drinking.
- It is recommended that you take this medicine at bedtime, preferably at least 2 hours after dinner. You may lie down immediately after taking it if you wish.
- If you take antacids (medicines to relieve heartburn) or medicines containing calcium, you should take them at least 2 hours after taking Strontium Ranelate to avoid interference.
- Inform your doctor if you have or have had a blood clot, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or if you have had surgery on the arteries of your legs.
- Talk to your doctor if you are wheel-chair bound, or confined to bed or if you are to undergo an operation or recovering from an operation. The risk of blood clots in the leg or lungs may be increased in the event of lengthy immobilization.