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WHAT IS IBANDRONIC ACID ?
Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medication called bisphosphonates. It prevents breakdown of the bones. It also increases the density of the bones thus preventing osteoporosis. Ibandronic is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.
Ibandronic acid is used to treat and prevent bones from becoming weak and brittle (osteoporosis) in menopausal women. It is also used to treat high calcium levels in the blood due to secondary bone cancer and metastasis of bone due to breast cancer.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using ibandronate and call your doctor at once if you have:
chest pain, new or worsening heartburn; difficulty or pain when swallowing; pain or burning under the ribs or in the back; severe joint, bone, or muscle pain; new or unusual pain in your thigh or hip; or jaw pain, numbness, or swelling.
Common side effects may include:
back pain, headache; redness or swelling of your eyes; diarrhea; flu symptoms;
redness or swelling where the medicine was injected;
nausea or upset stomach; or pain in your arms or legs.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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