Bonviva belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Ibandronate slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures. Bonviva is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Dosage Information of Bonviva:
Bonviva is available as 150mg film coated tablet. It should be taken only after the prescription from the doctor. Usually, a single tablet of Bonviva is to be taken once a month and usually each day same time once a month. It should be taken after an overnight fast (around 6 hours) and 1 hour before any liquid diet or any other medicine or supplement. Some side effects are likely to occur while using Bonviva such as bladder pain, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, nervousness, sneezing, shortness of breath, sore throat and fever.
- Hypersensitivity to Ibandronic acid or to any of the excipients
- Abnormalities of the esophagus which delay esophageal emptying such as stricture or achalasia
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) - ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others
- Other drugs may interact with ibandronate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products
- Avoid the use of the medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Do not intake alcohol and tobacco products while using this medication
- Efficacy of the medicine has not yet been studies in children below 12 years of age so use it with caution
- The medicine is less effective if taken with food
- Do not take this medication if you are using any chemotherapeutic medicine