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Side Effects of Risedronate Delayed-Release

Common Side Effects

Risedronate delayed-release has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group taking a similar medication. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group taking the similar medication.
In these studies, the most common side effects of this medication included:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 8.8 percent of people
  • The flu (influenza) -- up to 7.2 percent
  • Joint pain -- up to 6.8 percent
  • Back pain -- up to 6.8 percent
  • Stomach pain (abdominal pain) -- up to 5.2 percent.
Other common reactions (occurring in 2 to 5 percent of people) included:
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection, such as the common cold
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in an arm or leg
  • Dizziness
  • Headache.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking risedronate delayed-release or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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