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Risedronate Delayed-Release

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking risedronate delayed-release if you:
 
  • Have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • Cannot sit or stand for 30 minutes
  • Have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Have difficulty swallowing or other problems with your esophagus
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Risedronate Delayed-Release to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Risedronate Delayed-Release Work?

Risedronate delayed-release belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. The drug binds to certain cells in bones and slows down the rate at which bone breaks down. Risedronate delayed-release tablets have a special coating that prevents them from dissolving until they reach the small intestine, where the medication can be absorbed, in order to prevent interactions with food.
 
The tablets also have a chelating agent, presumably to help reduce the interaction between risedronate delayed-release and metal ions such as calcium or iron, although it is still recommended that calcium and iron be taken at different times of the day.
 
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