Residron Dosage/Direction for Use

risedronic acid


Mega Lifesciences


Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Recommended Dose: 1 tablet once a week. The tablet should be taken on the same day each week.
Renal Impairment: No dosage adjustment is required for those patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. The use of risedronate sodium is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment [creatinine clearance (CrCl) <30 mL/min].
Elderly: No dosage adjustment is necessary since bioavailability, distribution and elimination were similar in elderly (>60 years) compared to younger subjects. This has also been shown in the very elderly, ≥75 years postmenopausal population.
Administration: The absorption of risedronate sodium is affected by food, thus to ensure adequate absorption, patients should take risedronate before breakfast at least 30 min before the 1st food, other medicinal product or drink (other than plain water) of the day. If a patient forgets to take the risedronate tablet 35 mg in the morning, inform him/her not to take it later in the day. Take only 1 risedronate 35 mg tablet the next morning and continue the usual schedule of 35 mg (1 tablet on a chosen day of the week). Two (2) tablets should not be taken on the same day.
The tablet must be swallowed whole and not sucked or chewed. To aid delivery of the tablet to the stomach, risedronate is to be taken while in an upright (standing or sitting) position with a glass of plain water (≥120 mL). Patients should not lie down for 30 min after taking the tablet.
Supplemental calcium and vitamin D should be considered if the dietary intake is inadequate.
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