Bonsity vs. Boniva

Reviewed on 10/29/2019

Are Bonsity and Boniva the Same Thing?

Bonsity (teriparatide injection) and Boniva (ibandronate) are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Bonsity is also used to increase bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture; and for treatment of men and women with osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy at high risk for fracture.

Bonsity and Boniva belong to different drug classes. Bonsity is a parathyroid hormone analog (PTH 134) and Boniva is a bisphosphonate.

Side effects of Bonsity and Boniva that are similar include joint pain, nausea, dizziness, headache, and diarrhea.

Side effects of Bonsity that are different from Boniva include body pain, runny nose, constipation, indigestion, cough, and sore throat.

Side effects of Boniva that are different from Bonsity include back pain, redness or swelling of your eyes, flu-like symptoms, stomach upset, pain in your arms or legs, redness or swelling where Boniva was injected, weakness, allergic reaction, indigestion, vomiting, spinning sensation (vertigo), upper respiratory infection, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection (UTI).

Bonsity may interact with digoxin.

Boniva may interact with products containing calcium, aluminum, magnesium, or iron (such as antacids, supplements or vitamins) and aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bonsity?

Common side effects of Bonsity include:

  • joint pain,
  • body pain,
  • nausea,
  • runny nose,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • indigestion,
  • cough, and
  • sore throat

What Are Possible Side Effects of Boniva?

Common side effects of Boniva include:

  • back pain,
  • headache,
  • redness or swelling of your eyes,
  • diarrhea,
  • flu-like symptoms,
  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • pain in your arms or legs,
  • redness or swelling where Boniva was injected,
  • weakness,
  • allergic reaction,
  • indigestion,
  • vomiting,
  • joint pain,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation (vertigo),
  • upper respiratory infection,
  • pneumonia, or
  • urinary tract infection.

What Is Bonsity?

Bonsity (teriparatide injection) is a parathyroid hormone analog (PTH 1- 34) indicated for treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture; to increase bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture; and for treatment of men and women with osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy at high risk for fracture.

What Is Boniva?

Boniva (ibandronate) is a bisphosphonate drug that alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. Boniva slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.

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What Drugs Interact With Bonsity?

Bonsity may interact with digoxin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Bonsity is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Bonsity passes into breast milk. Because of a possible potential for osteosarcoma, breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with Bonsity.

What Drugs Interact With Boniva?

Boniva may interact with aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Boniva may also interact with products containing calcium, aluminum, magnesium, or iron (such as antacids, supplements or vitamins).

How Should Bonsity Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Bonsity is 20 mcg subcutaneously once a day. Bonsity may interact with digoxin.

How Should Boniva Be Taken?

The dose of Boniva is one 150 mg tablet taken once monthly on the same date each month.

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References
FDA. Bonsity Drug Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/211939s000lbl.pdf

Genentech. Boniva Product Information.

https://www.gene.com/download/pdf/boniva_tablets_prescribing.pdf

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