Generic name: risedronate sodium
Dosage form: tablet, delayed release
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Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
[see Indications and Usage (1.1)]
The recommended regimen is:
- one 35 mg delayed-release tablet orally, taken once-a-week
Important Administration Instructions
Instruct patients to do the following:
- Take Atelvia in the morning immediately following breakfast. Atelvia should be taken immediately following breakfast and not under fasting conditions because of a higher risk of abdominal pain if taken before breakfast when fasting.
- Swallow Atelvia whole while in an upright position and with at least 4 ounces of plain water to facilitate delivery to the stomach. Avoid lying down for 30 minutes after taking the medication [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
- Do not chew, cut, or crush Atelvia tablets.
Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation
Instruct patients to take supplemental calcium and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] and to take calcium supplements, antacids, magnesium-based supplements or laxatives, and iron preparations at a different time of the day as they interfere with the absorption of Atelvia.
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