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Boniva Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ibandronate (Boniva)?
- What are the possible side effects of ibandronate (Boniva)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ibandronate (Boniva)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ibandronate (Boniva)?
- How should I use ibandronate (Boniva)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Boniva)?
- What happens if I overdose (Boniva)?
- What should I avoid while taking ibandronate (Boniva)?
- What other drugs will affect ibandronate (Boniva)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Boniva)?
If you take ibandronate tablets once daily: If you forget to take this medicine first thing in the morning, do not take it later in the day. Wait until the following morning to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take two (2) tablets in one day.
If you take ibandronate tablets once a month: If you forget to take ibandronate on your scheduled day, take it first thing in the morning on the day after you remember the missed dose. Then return to your regular monthly schedule on your chosen dose day. If your next scheduled dose is less than 7 days away, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take two (2) tablets in one week.
If you receive ibandronate injections every 3 months: Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Boniva)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Drink a full glass of milk and call your local poison control center or emergency room right away. Do not make yourself vomit and do not lie down.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling, tight muscles in your face, seizure (convulsions), irritability, and unusual thoughts or behavior.
What should I avoid while taking ibandronate (Boniva)?
Do not take any other medicines including vitamins, calcium, or antacids for at least 60 minutes before or after taking an ibandronate tablet.
Avoid milk and other dairy products for at least 60 minutes after taking ibandronate (except in the case of overdose as stated above).
What other drugs will affect ibandronate (Boniva)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as:
- celecoxib (Celebrex);
- diclofenac (Voltaren);
- diflunisal (Dolobid);
- ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil);
- indomethacin (Indocin);
- ketoprofen (Orudis)
- ketorolac (Toradol);
- naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); or
- piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ibandronate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ibandronate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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