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Forum Name: Osteoporosis

Question: Boniva


 brat - Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:08 am

My mother is a post menopausal patient. She has been suffering from osteoporosis. Our family doctor has prescribed with boniva that is generically called Ibandronate. What are your views on this medication??
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:12 am

User avatar Hi Brat,

Ibandronate is a medication that is aimed at helping to maintain bone density and reduce the risk of fracture development. This class of medication has been shown to be quite helpful in some cases.

These medicines can have significant stomach irritation so it is important to follow the directions for taking these medicines closely.

Best wishes.

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