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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Risedronate?

(ris ED roe nate)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis.

• This medicine is used to treat Paget's disease.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have gastrointestinal disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet...