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Ibandronate

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Bisphosphonate Derivatives Bondronat® Cancer-related, Adult

Ibandronate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ibandronate cause?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild stomach discomfort e.g. stomach fullness or bloatedness, indigestion
    Usually self-limiting
  • Headache, muscle or joint aches

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Allergic reactions e.g. rash, itch, swelling of eyelids and face, difficulty breathing
  • Severe heartburn and/or abdominal pain
  • An increase in bone, muscle or joint pain
  • Persistent wounds/ulceration or pain in the mouth

Before taking Ibandronate, what precautions must I follow?

  • Maintain good oral hygiene. Inform your dentist that you are taking Ibandronate.
  • Inform your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing or have any history of gastrointestinal problems.
  • For women: Inform your doctor of any intention to get pregnant or breast-feed.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ibandronate?

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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