- Tablets: 5, 30, 35, and 150 mg.
- Tablets (Delayed release): 35 mg
- Food, calcium, antacids, and medications containing iron, magnesium, or aluminum reduce the absorption of risedronate, resulting in loss of effectiveness. Thus, it should be taken with plain water only.
- The safety and effectiveness of risedronate has not been established in pregnant women. Physicians must therefore weigh the potential benefits and unknown risks carefully.
- The safety of risedronate for the infant has not been established in women who breastfeeding.
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).
- For post menopausal osteoporosis, 5 mg of risedronate is taken once daily, 35 mg is taken weekly or 150 mg is taken monthly.
- For Osteoporosis in men is treated with 35 mg weekly.
- For Paget's disease is treated with 30 mg daily for two months, and steroid-induced osteoporosis is treated with 5 mg daily.
- Risedronate should be taken with 6 to 8 ounces of plain water.
- Because food interferes with the absorption of risedronate, it should be taken first thing in the morning before anything is eaten or liquids consumed.
- Also, no food or drink should be taken for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate.
- To avoid pills sticking and irritating the throat or esophagus, persons should not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate.
- Also, it should not be taken at the same time as iron supplements, vitamins with minerals, or antacids containing calcium, magnesium, or aluminum which reduce the absorption of risedronate.
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