Atelvia(Risedronate Sodium DR)
Atelvia Drug Information
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Risedronate is used to prevent and treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis) in adults. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner and break more easily. Your chance of developing osteoporosis increases as you age, after menopause, or if you are taking corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone) for a long time. Atelvia works by slowing bone loss to help maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of broken bones (fractures). Risedronate belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates.
How to Use Atelvia
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking risedronate and each time you get a refill. Follow the instructions very closely to make sure you absorb as much of the drug as possible and reduce the risk of injury to your esophagus. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Atelvia by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once per week. Choose the day of the week that best fits your schedule. Take Atelvia after getting up for the day, before taking your first food, beverage, or other medication. Do not take it at bedtime or while you are still in bed. Take Atelvia with a full glass of plain water (6 to 8 ounces or 180 to 240 milliliters). Do not take it with any other beverages. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not chew or suck on it. Then stay fully upright (sitting, standing, or walking) for at least 30 minutes and do not lie down until after your first food of the day. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate before you eat or drink anything other than plain water and before taking any other medication by mouth. Calcium or iron supplements, vitamins with minerals, antacids containing calcium/magnesium/aluminum, dairy products (such as milk, yogurt), and calcium-enriched juice may interfere with absorption of risedronate. Medications such as quinapril, certain forms of didanosine (chewable/dispersible buffered tablets or pediatric oral solution), sucralfate, and bismuth subsalicylate may also interfere with absorption. Do not take these products for at least 30 minutes after taking risedronate. Take Atelvia regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it on the same day each week. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of long-term use of Atelvia. Continue to take other medications for your condition as directed by your doctor.
Before taking risedronate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other bisphosphonates (such as alendronate, etidronate, pamidronate); or if you have any other allergies. Atelvia may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Atelvia, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,esophagus problems (such as heartburn, narrowing of the esophagus, achalasia), difficult or painful swallowing, low levels of calcium in the blood (hypocalcemia), inability to sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes, stomach/intestinal disorders (such as ulcers), severe kidney disease. Some people taking risedronate may have serious jawbone problems. Your doctor should check your mouth before you start Atelvia. Tell your dentist that you are taking Atelvia before you have any dental work done. To help prevent jawbone problems, have regular dental exams and learn how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have jaw pain, tell your doctor and dentist right away. Before having any surgery (especially dental procedures), tell your doctor and dentist about Atelvia and all other products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Your doctor or dentist may tell you to stop taking risedronate before your surgery. Ask for specific instructions about stopping or starting Atelvia. Caution is advised if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the future. Atelvia may stay in your body for many years. Its effects on an unborn baby are not known. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before starting treatment with risedronate. It is unknown if Atelvia passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Atelvia, do not take it later in the day. Take it the next morning after you remember. Continue taking your weekly dose on your originally scheduled day of the week. Do not take two doses on the same day. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Atelvia may interfere with certain lab tests (bone-imaging agents). Be sure to tell your doctor or laboratory personnel that you are taking Atelvia.
Atelvia Side Effects
What are Atelvia side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Atelvia may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Atelvia as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Atelvia
The side effects of Atelvia may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Atelvia. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Atelvia may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Atelvia, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Atelvia.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Atelvia, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Atelvia and the side effects associated with Atelvia are described in the following:
Common Atelvia Side Effects
- abdominal pain with cramps
- skin rash
- headache disorder
- back pain
Less Frequent Atelvia Side Effects
- urinary tract infection
- bone pain
- chest pain
- peripheral edema
- general weakness
- flu-like symptoms
- neck pain
Rare or Very Rare Atelvia Side Effects
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- cardiac arrhythmia
- aseptic necrosis of jaw bone
- esophageal ulcer
- gastrointestinal ulcer
- kidney stone
- benign prostatic hyperplasia
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- esophageal perforation
- atypical femoral fracture
- asthma exacerbation
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- bullous dermatitis
- aseptic necrosis of bone in orofacial region
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Atelvia when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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