Minodronic Acid

Description

Minodronic Acid is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Minodronic Acid

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever
  • Loosening of the teeth
  • Back pain
  • Ear pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Uses of Minodronic Acid

What is it prescribed for?

  • Osteoporosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Minodronic Acid or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with upper gastrointestinal disorders since it may cause mucosal irritation and increase the risk of gastric ulcers and bleeding. It is advised to take this medicine 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 gastric irritation. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with abnormalities of the esophagus.

Hypocalcemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypocalcemia (low calcium levels in the blood) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine in certain specific circumstances, if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw

This medicine may rarely cause osteonecrosis of the jaw in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients undergoing invasive dental procedures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition

Inability to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are unable to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is given on 4-week interval if you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to follow further instructions.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Take this medicine with a full glass of plain water and swallow as a whole. Do not chew or crush the capsule in the mouth. It is advised to take this medicine first thing in the morning and at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything. After taking this medicine, do not eat or drink anything other than plain water for at least 30 minutes. After taking this medicine, you have to sit or stand in an upright position; do not lie down for at least 30 minutes. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine increases bone thickness and reduces the chances of bone breakage.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Bisphosphonates

Schedule

Schedule H

Minodronic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06548

Search results detail| Kusurino-Shiori(Drug information Sheet) [Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=33315

Search results detail| Kusurino-Shiori(Drug information Sheet) [Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=32253

Minodronic acid [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Minodronic_acid

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Jan 2019

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