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Precautions and Warnings With Ibandronate

Who Should Not Take Ibandronate?

You should not take ibandronate if you:
  • Are allergic to ibandronate sodium, Boniva, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia).


  • Have an abnormality of the esophagus that causes problems swallowing. Such problems might include an esophageal stricture or achalasia. 


  • Cannot sit or stand upright for an hour (which is necessary in order to take the drug).

Precautions and Warnings With Ibandronate: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which ibandronate should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with ibandronate that may apply to you.
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