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Drug Interactions

Etidronate can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Etidronate).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much etidronate may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Low levels of calcium or phosphate in the blood
  • Unusual sensations in the fingers, such as burning or tingling
  • Diarrhea.
If you happen to overdose on this medicine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Didronel Overdose for more information.)

How Should Etidronate Be Stored?

Etidronate tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your etidronate dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Who Makes the Medicine?

Brand-name etidronate (Didronel) is made by Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. Generic etidronate is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Available Strengths

Etidronate tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Etidronate 200 mg
  • Etidronate 400 mg.
At one time, an injectable version was available; however, it is no longer being made.
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