Before taking this medication, you should give your doctor a full list of every medication, vitamin, and supplement that you take, along with an updated medical history. Doing so will help your doctor determine if this medication is safe for you to take. After taking this medication, you may be instructed to stand, walk, or sit for the next 30 minutes. If you experience muscle spasms, abnormal or new hip pain, extreme joint, bone or muscle pain, or numbness and tingling.
If you suspect that you are experiencing an allergic reaction, you should get emergency medical help immediately. While taking this medication, it is possible to experience bone loss in the jaw in some rare cases. Symptoms of this may include loose teeth, swollen and red gums, jaw numbness and pain, or slow dental healing. Smoking while taking risedronate can increase your chance of experiencing fractures.
If you suspect that you are experiencing an overdose, you should drink a full glass of milk, stay upright, and avoid inducing vomiting. Get emergency medical help right away.
It is unknown if this medication is safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before becoming pregnant or breastfeeding if you are taking this medication.