What is Risofos (Risedronate) used for?
Risofos (Risedronate) is an oral bisphosphonate supplement used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in women who have gone through menopause. The medication prevents the breakdown of bones to retain bone density and prevent fractures. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Risofos (Risedronate)?
One tablet of Risofos (Risedronate) is taken once each week. These are meant to be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not split or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Your doctor may adjust your particular dosage based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Risofos (Risedronate)?
Risofos (Risendronate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe joint pain, intense stomach pain, trouble swallowing, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, severe indigestion, burning under the ribs, jaw pain, numbness, or swelling. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Risofos (Risendronate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or who have low calcium levels in the blood, or severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you cannot sit or stand upright for thirty minutes, difficulty swallowing, disorders of the parathyroid glands, upper digestive disorders, or a vitamin D deficiency. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Risofos (Risendronate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Risofos (Risendronate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.