What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ibandronate?

(eye BAN droh nate)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis.

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

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have an abnormal esophagus (swallowing tube) or trouble swallowing, 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.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• 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?

All forms:

• Belly pain or heartburn.

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