Generic name: RISEDRONATE SODIUM HEMI-PENTAHYDRATE 30.1mg, RISEDRONATE SODIUM MONOHYDRATE 4.9mg
Dosage form: tablet, delayed release
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 12, 2019.
2.1 Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
The recommended regimen is:
- one 35 mg delayed-release tablet orally, taken once-a-week
2.2 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.
2.3 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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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