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Calcium Carbonate / Risedronate Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 1250 mg-35 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis

Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women:

risedronate: 35 mg orally once a week.
calcium carbonate: 1250 mg orally with food once daily on each of the remaining 6 days of the week.

Renal Dose Adjustments

CrCl less than 30 mL/min: Not recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Patients should remain upright for at least 30 minutes following administration of risedronate.


Data not available

Other Comments

Risedronate should be administered with 6 to 8 ounces of plain water at least 30 minutes before the first food, beverage or medication of the day. Beverages other than water, food, and certain medications reduce the absorption of risedronate. Absorption may be improved by waiting more than 30 minutes before eating or drinking liquids other than water.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.