Risofos 150 mg

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SKU 884
US Brand Name Risedronate
Strength 150 mg
Generic Name Risedronate

Risofos 150 mg contains the active ingredient Risedronate, one of the bisphosphonate drugs widely used to reduce the risk of broken bones in people with osteoporosis. It is available as a weekly tablet. Risedronate is prescribed if you have osteoporosis and are at a high risk of broken bones. It helps strengthen your bones and lower your risk of having fractures. They do not help the pain that occurs when bones break.

Bone is constantly being broken down and rebuilt with the help of specialized bone cells. This is often referred to as bone remodelling. Osteoporosis occurs when this becomes out of balance, and more bone is broken down than is rebuilt. Medicines such as Risedronate inhibit the cells that wear down bone and improve bone strength. 

Rislofos 150 must be taken at least half an hour before the first food or drink of the day; make sure you do not lie down for thirty minutes. 150 mg once a month is the recommended dose for treating postmenopausal women. Risedronate may not be appropriate for you if you can’t swallow tablets whole due to physical problems, have an abnormality in your gullet or suffer from Barett’s oesophagus. Risofos is generally prescribed long-term, so you need to be happy with the treatment. Your doctor will tell you how long you need to treat your osteoporosis. He can advise what’s best for you based on your circumstances. 

Risofos 150 mg should not be given to patients unable to stand or sit upright for at least half an hour. Risedronate is contraindicated in patients with hypoglycemia and known hypersensitivity to any component of this medicine.

Drugs such as antacids or oral medications containing divalent cations interfere with the absorption of Risofos. If you are taking a calcium supplement, it is important to leave at least  3 to 4 hours after taking your Risofos 150 mg, as calcium will prevent its absorption. Risedronate tablets are not recommended for use in patients with severe renal impairment and paediatric patients. It may not be appropriate for you if you have severe kidney problems. To avoid gastrointestinal issues, proper dosing instructions should be followed.

Discontinue treatment if new or worsening symptoms occur. Hypoglycaemia may worsen and must be corrected before you begin using Risofos.  Severe joint, bone, or muscle pain may occur. Consider treatment discontinuation if severe symptoms may develop.

The most common side effects reported in patients treated with Risofos are abdominal pain, back pain,  dyspepsia, and arthralgia. Rarely hypersensitivity reactions (angioedema, bullous skin reactions, generalized rash) and eye inflammation (uveitis, iritis). Talk to your doctor if you develop any side effects that become bothersome.

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