calcium carbonate-risedronate (generic name)
It is used to prevent and to treat osteoporosis
(KAL see um KAR bon ate; ris ED roe nate)
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What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medicine. Your doctor may order blood tests or other tests to see how you are doing.
You should make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. This medicine may also increase your risk for a broken thigh bone. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain in your upper leg or groin. Tell your doctor if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.