Risedronate and Ibandronate 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:
If you have any concerns regarding the side effects of Risedronate or Ibandronate, discuss with your healthcare provider.
The medicine prescribed to you is: □ RISEDRONATE □ IBANDRONATE
Swallow the tablet whole; do not crush, chew or suck the tablet.
□ at least 1 hour after taking IBANDRONATE (until _____ am/pm):
You can have a meal and take your usual medicines after 30 minutes. Take products high in calcium, iron or magnesium 30 minutes after Risedronate.
□ If you are taking IBANDRONATE:
You can have a meal and take your usual medicines (including products high in calcium, iron or magnesium) after 1 hour.
Then, return to your usual dose on the originally scheduled day ( _______day of the month).
Take only one tablet. Do not double your dose to make up for a missed dose.
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