Ibandronate injection is used to treat osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) in women after menopause.

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  • Boniva
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking ibandronate:

    More common:
    Bladder pain
    bloody or cloudy urine
    chest pain
    cough producing mucus
    difficult, burning, or painful urination
    difficulty with breathing
    fever or chills
    frequent urge to urinate
    lower back or side pain
    nervousness
    pounding in the ears
    shortness of breath
    slow or fast heartbeat
    sneezing
    sore throat
    tightness in the chest
    Less common:
    Bloody or cloudy urine
    body aches or pain
    congestion
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness
    dryness of the throat
    fast heartbeat
    frequent urge to urinate
    hives
    hoarseness
    itching
    numbness
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    runny nose
    skin rash
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tingling
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    voice changes
    Incidence not known:
    Abdominal or stomach cramps
    blurred vision or other change in vision
    bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating
    confusion
    convulsions
    eye redness
    eye tenderness
    heavy jaw feeling
    irregular heartbeats
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loosening of a tooth
    muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
    noisy breathing
    numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
    pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw
    sensitivity to light
    severe eye pain
    tearing
    tremor
    unusual pain in the thighs, groin, or hips
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking ibandronate, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    bone pain
    burning feeling in the chest or stomach
    heartburn
    indigestion
    loss of appetite
    pain or burning in the throat
    sores or ulcers
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    tenderness in the stomach area
    vomiting
    white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ibandronate may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Diarrhea
    ear congestion
    headache
    loss of voice
    pain in the extremity (arms and legs)
    Less common:
    Cough
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    difficulty with moving
    discouragement
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    feeling sad or empty
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    irritability
    joint pain
    lack or loss of strength
    lightheadedness
    loss of interest or pleasure
    muscle aches and pain
    muscle stiffness
    pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
    sensation of spinning
    shivering
    stuffy nose
    sweating
    tooth disorder
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
  • (oral tablet, intravenous kit, intravenous solution)