What is Ibandronate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Boniva Boniva infusion

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Ibandronate sodium is a potent bisphosphonate drug used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. It may also be used to treat hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoporosis 36 10
Osteopenia 13 6
Treat side effects of another treatment 3 2
General health 2 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 7
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibandronate

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 3
Heartburn 2
Achiness 1
Agitation 1
Dizziness 1
Indigestion 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibandronate

Dosage Patients
4 mg yearly 1
1 mg every 3 months 1
150 mg monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Ibandronate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 5
Personal research 4
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped taking Ibandronate

Duration

Currently taking Ibandronate

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Ibandronate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 5
< $25 3
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Ibandronate

Feb 2, 2012 (Started Mar 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
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