Idrofos 150 mg
Idrofos is used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This medication works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness). The chances of developing osteoporosis increases after menopause, as a woman ages, or if you take corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone) for long periods of time. Idrofos also known as Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates.
The active ingredient present in Idrofos is Ibandronate Sodium, also known as Ibandronic acid.
Idrofos is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet changes, exercise, and taking calcium and vitamin supplements. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Idrofos is taken once each month. Take Idrofos in the morning, at least 1 hour (60 minutes) before you eat or drink anything or take any other medicine. Take it on the same day each month and always first thing in the morning. Take each tablet with a full glass (6 to 8 ounces) of water. Use only plain water (not mineral water) when taking Idrofos. Do not crush, chew, or suck the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole.
After taking Idrofos tablet, carefully follow these instructions: do not lie down or recline for at least 60 minutes after taking the tablet, do not eat or drink anything other than plain water, do not take any other medicines including vitamins, calcium, or antacids for at least 60 minutes after taking this medicine
It may be best to take your other medicines at a different time of the day. Talk with your doctor about the best dosing schedule for your other medicines. To be sure Idrofos is helping your condition; your bone mineral density will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you forget to take Idrofos 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 month.
Known hypersensitivity to Idrofos or to any of the inactive ingredients present in Idrofos. Some cases of anaphylaxis, including fatal events, have been reported. Uncorrected hypocalcemia. Inability to stand or sit upright for at least 60 minutes.
The most common Ibandronate Sodium side effects ocurring in 5% or more of the patients undergoing treatment with Idrofos 150 are are back pain, dyspepsia, pain in extremity, diarrhea, headache, and myalgia.
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction including hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Idrofos and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious Idrofos 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, new or unusual pain in your thigh or hip, jaw pain, numbness, or swelling.
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.
You should not use Idrofos if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or if you have severe kidney disease, low blood levels of calcium (hypocalcemia), or a problem with your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). Do not take Idrofos if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least one full hour. Idrofos can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. You will need to stay upright for at least 60 minutes after taking this medication.
Some people using medicines similar to Idrofos have developed bone loss in the jaw, also called osteonecrosis of the jaw. Symptoms of this condition may include jaw pain, swelling, numbness, loose teeth, gum infection, or slow healing after injury or surgery involving the gums.
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