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Ibandronate

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Bisphosphonate Derivatives Bondronat® Cancer-related, Adult

Ibandronate - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ibandronate be used?

  • It is a tablet, to be swallowed whole after an overnight fast with a full glass of plain water.
    • Do not chew or suck the tablet.
    • Avoid mineral water.
  • For at least 1 hour after taking Ibandronate:
    • Remain fully upright sitting or standing. Do not lie down.
    • Do not take any food or drink (except plain water), medication or supplements e.g. antacids, calcium, iron. 
  • Follow your doctor's instruction on how often and how much (exact number of tablets) to take:
    • 150mg dose is taken once monthly.
    • 50mg dose is taken once daily.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Once-monthly dosing (150mg):

If you miss a dose, take it the next morning after you remember and continue your next dose on your original scheduled date.

However, if there are less than 7 days to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Wait until the scheduled date to take your dose. Do not take two doses within 7 days.

Daily dosing (50mg):

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing time the next day. Do not double dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.

Ibandronate - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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