Risofos : Risedronate 150 Mg Tablets


Brand Name : Risofos 
Composition : Risedronate 
Manufactured by : Cipla Ltd.
Strength : 150 mg
Form : Tablets
Packing : Pack of 1 Tablet


What is Risofos 150 mg Tablet ?

Risofos belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates. The active ingredient contained in Risofos 150 mg is Risedronate Sodium. It is manufactured by Cipla and available only with your doctor’s prescription. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.

When is Risofos 150 mg Tablet prescribed ?

Risofos (Risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in men and women. It is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone.

How Does Risofos (Risedronate) 150 mg Tablet Work ?

Osteoporosis is a type of bone disease which results in bone loss and makes them thinner and easily breakable. Risedronate for osteoporosis works by inhibiting the activity of osteoclasts, which are cells that cause loss of bone.

What are the adverse effects of Risofos 150mg Tablets ?

Side effects are the unintended effects of a medicine. Risofos may have some side effects, but not everyone will experience them. When you recommended Risofos, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this osteoporosis medicine. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Risedronate:

Common Side Effects of Risofos Tablets : Headache ; Nausea ; Weakness ; Back pain ; Stomach pain ; Vomiting ; Mild fever ; Dizziness ; Leg cramps ; Burping ; Constipation ; Frequent or urgent need to urinate ; Dry mouth etc.

Serious Side Effects of Risofos Tablets : New or worsening heartburn ; Chest pain ; Hoarseness ; Sensitivity to light ; Difficulty breathing ; Poor healing of the jaw ; Abdominal distension ; Dyspepsia ; Arthralgia etc.

These are not all the side effects with Risedronate 150 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

What are the safety measures of Risofos 150 mg ?

Before Taking Risofos osteoporosis medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. 

Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :

   Risofos 150 may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.
  For the safety of baby, it is recommended that women who are receiving Risofos 150 arthritis medicine after pregnancy, stop or not start breastfeeding.  Risofos 150 may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby.
  Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Risofos 150. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.
  Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Risofos 150; or if you have any other allergies. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Risofos 150 Tablets.
  There is no specific study, but no drinking is recommended during treatment with Risofos 150 arthritis medicines because it can cause dangerous side effects. So, consult your doctor before alcohol consumption.
  If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Risofos 150 may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
  If you miss a dose of Risofos 150, contact your pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  Do not take Risofos 150 after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
  During your treatment with Risofos 150, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.


What are the storage instructions for Risofos 150 ?

Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner. 

  • Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15° and 30°C (59° and 86°F).
  • Store Risofos in its original container. Do not mix different medications together in the same container.
  • Store Risedronate in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
  • Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
  • Do not keep Risofos in the glove compartment of your car. Medicine can get too hot, cold, or wet there.
  • Always store Risedronate osteoporosis medicine out of reach and out of sight of children.

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Prescription Required:

In order to legally purchase this medicine from , you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.

The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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