ibandronate, Boniva (cont.)

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Patients should wait at least 60 minutes after taking ibandronate before taking other oral medications. The occurrence of irritation in the stomach and intestines may increase if aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for example, Motrin, Aleve) are combined with ibandronate.

PREGNANCY: Bisphosphonates have been shown to cause fetal harm in animals, but there are no data on risk to the fetus in humans. Ibandronate should be used during pregnancy only if the physician feels that its potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Ibandronate is secreted into the breast milk of animals. It is not known whether it is secreted into human breast milk. Since most medications do appear in human breast milk, it is generally recommended that caution be exercised when ibandronate is given to women who are nursing.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015


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