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Didronel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is etidronate (Didronel)?
- What are the possible side effects of etidronate (Didronel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about etidronate (Didronel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking etidronate (Didronel)?
- How should I take etidronate (Didronel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Didronel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Didronel)?
- What should I avoid while taking etidronate (Didronel)?
- What other drugs will affect etidronate (Didronel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Didronel)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Didronel)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth, fast or slow heart rate, muscle tightness or contraction, overactive reflexes.
What should I avoid while taking etidronate (Didronel)?
Avoid drinking milk or eating dairy products within 2 hours after taking etidronate. Also avoid taking supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, iron, or aluminum (such as in multivitamins with iron, and in many types of antacids).
What other drugs will affect etidronate (Didronel)?
Before taking etidronate, tell your doctor if you are taking a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with etidronate. 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 etidronate.
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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