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Drug Interactions With Risedronate Delayed-Release

More Information on Drug Interactions With Risedronate Delayed-Release

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when risedronate delayed-release is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Antacids
The delayed-release coating on risedronate delayed-release tablets is designed to stay intact in an acidic environment, like the stomach, and to dissolve in a less acidic environment, like the small intestine. By decreasing the acidity of the stomach, antacids could cause risedronate delayed-release tablets to dissolve too quickly -- in the stomach, instead of the intestines -- perhaps decreasing the absorption of the drug. Make sure to take any antacids at least 30 minutes after risedronate delayed-release, if not longer.
 
Aspirin
Both aspirin and risedronate delayed-release can be irritating to the stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these products together.
 
Calcium Products
Calcium binds to risedronate delayed-release in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. While it is usually important for people with osteoporosis to take calcium, keep in mind that you must wait at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate delayed-release before taking a dose of calcium.
 
H2 Blockers
The delayed-release coating on risedronate delayed-release tablets is designed to stay intact in an acidic environment, like the stomach, and to dissolve in a less acidic environment, like the small intestine. By decreasing the acidity of the stomach, H2 blockers could cause risedronate delayed-release tablets to dissolve too quickly -- in the stomach, instead of the intestines -- perhaps decreasing the absorption of the drug. If you take risedronate delayed-release, check with your healthcare provider before taking an H2 blocker.
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