Osteoporosis treatment with Boniva
Boniva is used for the treatment of osteoporosis in women past menopause. It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It slows bone loss while increasing bones mass, which may prevent bone fractures.
More information about Boniva
- You must tell your doctor if you are using aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Celebrex, Voltaren and others that can affect Boniva.
- Boniva can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus.
- Treatment with this medication should be done along with diet changes, exercise, and taking calcium and vitamin supplements
- Do not take Boniva with mineral water, sparkling water, coffee, tea, milk, or juice.
- After taking Boniva, you must wait 60 minutes before eating or drinking, and taking any other medicines including vitamins, calcium, or antacids.
- Avoid lying down after taking Boniva as it can help increase stomach problems.
Tell your doctor if you
- have low blood calcium (hypocalcaemia);
- have a vitamin D deficiency;
- have kidney disease;
- have an ulcer in your stomach or esophagus;
- are not able to sit or stand for at least 60 minutes;
- are allergic to Boniva
- have trouble swallowing
- have chest pains
- have serious upper digestive problems
- have severe or continuing heartburn
Boniva side effects
Serious side effects: Chest pain; difficulty or pain when swallowing; pain or burning under the ribs or in the back; new or worsening heartburn; severe joint, bone, or muscle pain; jaw pain, numbness, or swelling. An allergic reaction; hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects: Redness or swelling of your eyes; diarrhea; flu symptoms; nausea or upset stomach; or pain in your arms or legs.
This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Boniva, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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