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When and How to Take Didronel

General considerations for when and how to take Didronel include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth every day for a specified period, usually three to six months, depending on several factors.
  • Take Didronel on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Do not eat for two hours before or after taking a dose. Many foods interact with this medicine, decreasing its absorption into the body and making it less effective.
  • Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of plain water, not any other beverage.
  • Try to stay upright for 30 minutes after taking Didronel, as this can help prevent irritation to your esophagus.
  • Do not take vitamins, minerals, or antacids that contain calcium, iron, magnesium, or aluminum for two hours after taking this medication (see Didronel Drug Interactions).
  • It is best to take a dose at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Didronel your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The condition being treated
  • Your weight
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Didronel Dosage for more information.)
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