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Ibandronate Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when ibandronate is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aspirin
Both aspirin and ibandronate can be irritating to the stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking aspirin if you are taking ibandronate. Of course, no other medications (including aspirin) should be taken within one hour of taking ibandronate.
 
Calcium-Containing Products
Calcium binds to ibandronate in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. While it is usually important for people with osteoporosis to take calcium, it should not be taken within one hour of taking ibandronate.
 
Iron Supplements
Iron binds to ibandronate in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. Do not take iron (or any medications or supplements) within an hour of taking ibandronate.
 
Magnesium-Containing Products
Magnesium binds to ibandronate in the stomach, preventing it from being absorbed in the body and making it less effective. Do not take magnesium (or any medications or supplements) within an hour of taking ibandronate.
 
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Both NSAIDs and ibandronate can be irritating to the stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking an NSAID if you are taking ibandronate. Of course, no other medications (including NSAIDs) should be taken within one hour of taking ibandronate.
 
Teriparatide
In studies, combining teriparatide with medications like ibandronate seemed to make teriparatide less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
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