What is Risofos (Risedronate) used for?
Risofos (Risedronate) is used to prevent or treat bone conditions such as osteoporosis or Paget's disease in men and women. It belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, which work by slowing the loss of bone while also increasing the mass of bones, thereby helping to prevent fractures.
How should I use Risofos (Risedronate)?
The dosage for Risofos (Risedronate) varies, depending on the condition being treated. The 150mg tablets are normally taken once per month in the morning whereas the 35mg tablets are usually taken once per week in the morning. However, you should always take them on the same day each time. The tablets should be swallowed whole, with a full glass of water, and you should stay upright, either standing or walking, for 30 minutes after taking it. Do not eat or drink, except for water, for at least 30 minutes after taking the tablets.
What are the side effects of Risofos (Risedronate)?
When taking Risofos (Risedronate) tablets, you may experience side effects, such as:
Patients are advised to consult their physician immediately if they notice other more serious side effects, such as pain in the chest, severe heartburn, pain in the thighs or hip or jaw pain.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Risofos (Risedronate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.