Alendronate and Risedronate belong to a class of medicines called “bisphosphonates”. They are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis – which causes bones to become weak and brittle – by reducing bone breakdown.
Common side effects include:
The medicine prescribed to you is: □ ALENDRONATE □ RISEDRONATE
Swallow the tablet whole; do not crush, chew or suck the tablet.
Take 1 tablet the next day(_____), first thing upon waking.
Skip the missed dose.
Then, return to your usual dose ( 1 tablet on_______) the next week.
Take only one tablet. Do not double your dose to make up for a missed dose.
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