Boniva for Osteoporosis
What is Boniva used for?
Boniva (ibandronate sodium) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. Boniva may increase bone mass by slowing loss of bone in most women who take it, even though they won't be able to see or feel a difference. Boniva may help lower the chances of breaking bones (fractures). For Boniva to treat or prevent osteoporosis, you have to take it as prescribed. Boniva will not work if you stop taking it.
Who should not take Boniva?
You should not take Boniva if you:
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and supplements. Some medicines, especially certain vitamins, supplements, and antacids can stop Boniva from getting to your bones. This can happen if you take other medicines too close to the time that you take Boniva.
What are some possible side effects of Boniva?
Stop taking Boniva and call your health care provider right away if you have:
Boniva may cause:
Common side effects with Boniva are:
Last Editorial Review: 4/12/2005