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What Is Risedronate Delayed-Release Used For?

How Does Risedronate Delayed-Release Work?

Risedronate delayed-release binds to certain cells in bones and slows down the rate at which they break down. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt, and the effects of risedronate delayed-release often result in increased bone density.

Can Children Use It?

Risedronate delayed-release is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Risedronate Delayed-Release Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the uses discussed in this article. For example, off-label uses of risedronate delayed-release may include the following:
  • Preventing osteoporosis
  • Treating osteoporosis in men or in premenopausal women
  • Treating Paget's disease of the bone
  • Treating osteoporosis caused by use of steroids, such as prednisone
  • Treating high calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia)
  • Treating cancer that has spread to the bones.
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