How do I take Risedronate?
Take risedronate exactly as prescribed by your prescriber. It should be taken first thing in the morning before any food or liquids other than plain water. Take risedronate with a full cup of water and take it while you are sitting up or standing. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not lay down, eat/drink anything, or take any vitamins for 30 minutes after taking risedronate.
What dosages are available?
Risedronate is available in a 5mg, 30mg, 35mg, and 150mg tablet.
What is the recommended dosage?
The dosage of risedronate can vary. There is daily dosing, weekly dosing, and monthly dosing options. You should take risedronate exactly how prescribed by your primary care provider.
What is the maximum dosage?
The maximum dose of risedronate is 5mg once daily, 35mg once weekly, or 150 mg once monthly.
What if I miss a dose?
This will depend on how you are taking the medication. If a dose is missed, you should take it as soon as you remember. Because some dosing strategies are once weekly or monthly, it is okay to take the missed dose the next day if the dose was missed on the original schedule.