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Ibandronate Prefilled Syringe (IBANDRONATE - INJECTION)

For bone strength.

Brand Name(s): Boniva

Generic Name: Ibandronate

Instructions

This medicine will be given to you at the doctor's office.

This medicine is given by pushing the entire dose of the medicine into the IV line at one time.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

You may need vitamin and mineral supplements while on this medicine. Please speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Visit your dentist regularly. Proper care of your teeth is very important while taking this medicine. Brush your teeth and floss regularly.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Some patients have serious side effects from this medicine. Ask your pharmacist to show you the information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and discuss it with you.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • back pain
  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • kidney problems
  • joint or muscle pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bone pain
  • severe or persistent bone, joint or jaw pain
  • jaw pain
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • unusual or unexplained pain in hips, thighs or groin

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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