Etidronate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Etidronate?

(e ti DROE nate)

• This medicine is used to treat Paget's disease.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat abnormal bone growth from hip surgery or spine injury.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have gastrointestinal disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take calcium, vitamins with minerals, or antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

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