- Ibandronate Sodium
- Imatinib Mesylate
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Boniva* used for?
Generic for Boniva* (Ibandronate Sodium) is prescribed to treat as well as prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is a bisphosphonate medicine that slows bone loss while increasing bone mineral density, which not only help prevent bone fractures but also help maintain strong bones. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Boniva*?
The dosage of Generic for Boniva* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Boniva*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Boniva* medication once daily first thing in the morning and you have missed the dose, do not take it later in the same day. Skip the missed dose and take the medicine the following morning. Do not take two tablets in one day.
What if you overdose on Generic for Boniva*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Boniva*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are heartburn, nausea, irritability, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and muscle cramps.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Boniva*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Boniva*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Boniva*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Boniva* can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, iron supplements, calcium-containing products, and magnesium-containing products.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Boniva*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Boniva* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Boniva* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Boniva* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Boniva* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Boniva* can cause side effects such as heartburn, back pain, headache, diarrhea, nausea, and arm or leg pain. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, difficulty swallowing, severe joint pain, and unexplained rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Boniva*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Boniva*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Boniva* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Boniva*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Boniva*?
How will Generic for Boniva* work in my body?
How should Generic for Boniva* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Boniva* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Boniva*, tell your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing, kidney disease, low blood calcium levels, and vitamin D deficiency.