All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Description - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Instructions - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
- Contrast mediasevere
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)severe
This medicine should be used with caution in patients undergoing invasive dental procedures due to increased risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Therapy with the medicine may need to be discontinued based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Ibandronate is not recommended for treating osteoporosis in patients with decreased calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Calcium and vitamin D levels should be checked before starting therapy with this medicine. It is also important to continue appropriate supplementation of calcium and vitamin D during treatment with this medicine.
Upper gastrointestinal mucosal irritationsevere
Ibandronate may cause upper gastrointestinal mucosal irritation and increase the risk of gastric ulcers and bleeding. It is advised to take the tablet along with a full glass of water and stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes after the dose to reduce the chances of these side effects. Therapy should be discontinued if difficulty in swallowing or abdominal pain continues. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Ibandronate is not recommended for use in patients with severe renal impairment due to the increased risk of acute renal failure. It is advised to obtain serum creatinine prior to the start of therapy. Close monitoring of renal function may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases.
Caution is advised while using this medicine in patients with asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of such patients for any adverse effects is necessary during treatment with this medicine.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.