IBANDRONATE is a Schedule H drug.
Ibandronate is used to prevent and treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis). Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner and break more easily. Ibandronate is a bisphosphonate medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent bone fractures. Swallow tablet with a full glass (6-8 oz) of plain water only. Do not lie down for at least 60 minutes after taking this medication.


IBANDRONATE is generally used to treat: Osteoporosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

IBANDRONATE is generally taken Before Food.
Route of Administration: Oral,


  • Take the tablet first thing in the morning, at least one hour before you eat or drink anything or take any other medication.
  • If you take your tablet once a month, take it on the same day each month, first thing in the morning.
  • Never take your tablet at bedtime.
  • Take ibandronate (Boniva) with a full glass of plain water. Don’t take the medicine with other liquids such as tea, juice, coffee, or mineral water.
  • Don’t cut, crush, chew, or suck on the tablet. Swallow it whole.
  • Don’t lie down for at least an hour after you take a ibandronate (Boniva) tablet. You must sit or stand upright during this time.
  • Boniva may damage your esophagus, cause mouth sores, or not work properly if you don’t follow the instructions provided.
  • Caution is advised if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the future. This medication may stay in your body for many years. Its effects on an unborn baby are not known.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Symptoms of Overdosage

IBANDRONATE over-dosage can result in: Nausea, Abdomen Pain, Heartburn, Loose Motion, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Unusual Behavior

Common Side-Effects

IBANDRONATE : Cough, Pain With Urination, Burning Micturition, Fever, Chills, Lower Back Pain, Nervousness, Sneezing, Throat Soreness

Serious Side-Effects

IBANDRONATE : Chest Pain, Difficulty Breathing, Shortness Of Breath, Slow Heart Rate (pulse), Irregular Heartbeat, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Blood Or Red Colored Urine

Rare Side-Effects

IBANDRONATE : Hives, Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Body Pain, Nasal Congestion, Dizziness, Frequent Urge To Urinate, Runny Nose, Muffled Voice, Fatigue (tiredness)

Disease Interactions

IBANDRONATE can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Protozoal Infection, Hypocalcemia, Vitamin D Deficiency, Dyspepsia, Peptic Ulcer, Duodenitis, Gastritis, Esophageal Disorders, Acute Renal Failure, Asthma

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with IBANDRONATE as Ingredient