Drug: Actonel

RISEDRONATE (ris ED roe nate) reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in patients with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor 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
  • 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 to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome):
  • bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach gas or fullness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

Side effects that you should report to your doctor 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
  • 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 to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome):
  • bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach gas or fullness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dental disease
  • esophagus, stomach, or intestine problems, like acid reflux or GERD
  • kidney disease
  • low blood calcium
  • problems sitting or standing for 30 minutes
  • trouble swallowing
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to risedronate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

Source: http://www.healthline.com

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