Risedronate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
How it Works
Risedronate is known as a bisphosphonate. Risedronate alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Risedronate slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which can prevent bone fractures thus treating osteoporosis. Risedronate also works by inhibiting the activity of osteoclasts, which are cells that cause loss of bone.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Risedronate include the symptoms below; Headache, Abdominal distension, Abdominal pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Flatulence, Dyspepsia, Musculoskeletal pain, Acid reflux, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Esophageal ulcer