Boniva review

Boniva is mostly used to treat and prevent certain kinds of bone loss maladies like osteoporosis. Ibandronate—the generic name of Boniva—belongs to a class of drugs called biphosphonates. Osteoporosis makes bones become thinner and more brittle, which in turn makes them susceptible to breakage.

People's chances of developing this bone disease increases after menopause, as they ages, or if hey take corticosteroid medications like prednisone for a lengthy period of time. In any case, Boniva works by slowing calcium loss in bones to help maintain their integrity and sturdiness, which also reduces the risk of broken bones or fractures.

The recommended dose of Boniva tablets is either one 150 milligram tablet taken once monthly on the same date every month or one 2.5 milligram tablet taken once every day. This drug should be taken at least sixty minutes before taking any oral medication or supplementation—including vitamins, calcium, or antacids—or before the first food or drink of the day other than water. Doing so will maximize absorption and clinical benefit of this oral medicine.

Boniva may also be given via injection into a vein over a period of 15-30 seconds by a healthcare professional once every three months. Remember to receive the injection every three months on the same date. It may also help to mark your calendar with a reminder. Furthermore, you must continue taking other medications for your condition as recommended by your physician.

The tablets should not be chewed or crushed before or during intake. Patients should also not lie down for sixty minutes after ingesting the drug. Finally, patients should not take other medications or eat or drink anything except water for at least an hour after taking this medicine. To streamline the progress of delivery to the stomach and help decrease the risk of irritating the esophagus, Boniva tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of six to eight ounces of plain water while the patient is standing or sitting upright.

It's important to read the patient information leaflet provided by your pharmacist before starting Boniva treatment and each time you get another dose. If you have any inquiries, talk to your pharmacist or physician. Before using the Boniva injection formulation, inspect the product for any discoloration or particles; if either is present, do not use the liquid. You should also not mix this medication with any other drugs. Use either version of this drug regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It's crucial for you to keep receiving Boniva treatment even if you feel well, because most people suffering from osteoporosis do not have any symptoms of the disease.

If you have poor dental hygiene, infections in the mouth, other diseases of the mouth, blood clotting disorders, anemia, or cancer, see your dentist or the appropriate healthcare specialist for a full examination and evaluation before you start Boniva treatment. Make sure your dentist knows of all the drugs you are using, especially corticosteroids such as prednisone and cancer chemotherapy. Also tell him or her that you will be using Boniva. Consult with your dentist for further assessment of your situation.

Call your doctor immediately if you suffer from any of these side effects during Boniva treatment: flu-like symptoms such as fever, tiredness, chills, joint or muscle ache; upset stomach; headache; or injection site reactions such as redness and swelling. If any of these symptoms remain or worsen after certain period of time, notify your pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible.

You must also contact your doctor promptly if you suffer these rare but serious side effects: jaw pain, change in the amount of urine, vision changes, and increased or severe muscle, bone, and joint pain. A life-threatening allergic reaction to this drug is uncommon, but you need to seek medical help if these symptoms occur: rash; swelling of the face, tongue, or throat; severe dizziness; and difficulty in breathing.

Boniva has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of boniva

• Molecular formula of boniva is C9H23NO7P2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [1-hydroxy-3-(methyl-pentyl-amino)-1-phosphono-propyl]phosphonic acid
• Molecular weight is 319.229 g/mol
Boniva available : 2,5mg tablets and 150mg tablets

Generic name: Ibandronate

Brand name(s): Ibandronic Acid

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