Drug Interactions With Ibandronate
Many medications can cause drug interactions with ibandronate, including iron supplements, aspirin, products containing magnesium, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Taking these medicines or consuming food and beverages with ibandronate may reduce its effectiveness. To minimize your risk of developing negative drug interactions with ibandronate, tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including non-prescription ones.
Ibandronate sodium (Boniva®) can potentially interact with a number of other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to ibandronate drug interactions include:
- Calcium-containing products
- Iron supplements
- Magnesium-containing products
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as:
Food and beverages (other than water) can also interact with ibandronate, preventing it from being absorbed into the body and making it less effective. Ibandronate should be taken with water in the morning on an empty stomach. Do not eat or drink anything (besides water) for an hour after taking it.