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Side Effects of Risedronate Delayed-Release

In clinical studies, commonly reported risedronate delayed-release side effects included joint pain, back pain, and stomach pain. If problems occur, they are usually mild and easily treated. However, there are potentially serious side effects to report to your healthcare provider, such as severe heartburn, severe heart pain, and unexplained hives or a rash.

An Introduction to Risedronate Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with risedronate delayed-release (Atelvia™). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with risedronate delayed-release. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Side Effects of Risedronate Delayed-Release

Some risedronate delayed-release side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Throat pain, chest pain, or difficulty swallowing, which may be signs of ulcers of the esophagus
  • Severe heartburn or heartburn that does not go away
  • Severe bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • Jaw or tooth problems
  • Groin or thigh pain, as these might be symptoms of a rare type of broken bone that has been reported with medications like risedronate delayed-release
  • Signs or symptoms of low blood calcium (hypocalcemia), such as:
    • Muscle spasms, twitches, or cramps
    • Numb or tingling fingers, toes, or mouth
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling.
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