risedronate (generic name)

It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis
(ris ED roe nate)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • jaw pain, especially after dental work
  • pain or difficulty when swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • changes in taste
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach gas

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication 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.

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Last Updated: June 18, 2012
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