Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Description
  • Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of Osteoporosis 
  • Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S contains Ibandronate Sodium (a bisphosphonate)
  • Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to adults only 
  • Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement
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Type

Tablet

Feature

150mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ibandronic Acid

Composition

Ibandronic Acid 150 mg

Brand

Roche Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from Osteoporosis and very high levels of Calcium in their bloodstream.Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S may also be prescribed to post-menopausal women who are at risk of developing osteoporosis.Osteoporosis left untreated can lead to numerous bone fractures,especially of the hips and spine.

Dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s needs,severity of illness,any illnesses that a patient might have,along with any side effects that might bother the patient.Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the joint pain and etc.

While undergoing treatment with Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S it is advised that patients get a DEXA scan done annually to monitor bone density levels along with monitoring kidney and liver functions.Before commencing treatment,patients are also advised to visit their dentist and get a letter of approval.

Despite its great many benefits,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 nor is it prescribed to women who are pregnant,lactating or trying to conceive.Please note that before intaking any medicine of any kind it is imperative that it be discussed with the doctor who is aware of your medical history.The Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be stored away from direct sunlight at room temperature and kept away from moisture. 

Indications:

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Osteoporosis 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Patients susceptible to osteoporosis (as preventive measures)
  • Hypercalcemia 

How Does Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S Work

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S works by targeting the Osteoclast cells,present in the bone.Osteoclasts are responsible for the resorption of bone in the body.By inhibiting or slowing down their actions,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is able to regulate and maintain a good bone structure and quality.

How To Use Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be ingested whole,without crushing it or splitting the tablets in half.It is imperative that Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S be ingested without food,preferably an hour or so before the patient has their breakfast.Patients are asked to not lie down after swallowing Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S but rather to remain sitting or standing up straight to aid the tablets passage into the stomach and intestines.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of bone resorption is significantly increased without the drug.It is normal to experience the changes of the drug on your body after a minimum of 2 weeks.In severe circumstances,the changes in the body brought about by Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S may take many weeks or maybe months to experience.During the course of the treatment,the doctor may alter the dosage (either increase or decrease) after a grace period of a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S at the proper time each day.If patient misses a dose of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet,early in the morning, is commonly prescribed to be ingested once a month or once daily depending on the patient’s needs.

Child Dosage

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not prescribed to patients aged 18 years and below

Elderly Dosage

For patients over the age of 65 years,the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney and liver function,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women.If you are undergoing treatment with Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating mothers
  • Moderate to severe heart diseases/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe esophageal diseases/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney diseases/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe stomach to intestinal diseases/impairment 
  • Hypocalcemia 
  • Moderate to severe dental pain or infection 
  • Chronic smoker 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S

  • Smokers 
  • Mild to moderate heart diseases/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate difficulty in swallowing food 
  • Acid reflux 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • NSAIDS (such as,Ibuprofen)
  • Multivitamins containing Calcium,Iron,Aluminum and/or Magnesium 
  • Proton pump inhibitors (such as Omeprazole)
  • Antacids 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as,cramps,nausea and or diarrhea)
  • Headache 
  • Flu like symptoms 
  • Heartburn 
  • Fatigue 
  • Skin rash 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Dental aches and pains 
  • Muscular aches 
  • Joint pain 
  • Ear aches and pains

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body.Standing up straighter,adding ginger to the daily diet,elevating the patient’s upper body and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.

FAQ

#1.How To Store Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. What If I Take Too Much Of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Patients are asked to immediately drink a full glass of milk and to kindly contact their doctor or a nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.What If I Miss A Dose Of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#4.How Is Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S Supposed To Be Taken?

Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be ingested whole,without crushing it or splitting the tablets in half.It is imperative that Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S be ingested without food,preferably an hour or so before the patient has their breakfast.Patients are asked to not lie down after swallowing Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S but rather to remain sitting or standing up straight.

#5. Can I Take Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

No,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#6.Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Not all pain killers are safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen) painkillers have shown to react negatively with Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

#7.What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Undergoing Treatment With Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S And How Often?

Patients are advised to have their kidney and liver function tests done periodically along with blood tests to keep check on serum potassium levels.DEXA scans are also advised to be done annually to monitor bone density levels.

#8.Is It Safe To Have Antacids For Indigestion Along With Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

#9.Is Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

#10. What If I Forget To Take The Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Bonviva 150mg Tablet 1 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#11.How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking Medication?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication for 4-5 years.