BONVIVA 150 mg. 1 table

BONVIVA 150 mg. 1 table
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Bonviva belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. Contains ibandronic acid. Does not contain hormones.

BONVIVA table. 150 mg. 1 table

What Bonviva and what it is used?

Bonviva belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. Contains ibandronic acid. Does not contain hormones.
Bonviva may reverse bone loss by stopping more loss of bone and increasing bone mass in most women who take it, even though they can not see or feel a difference. Bonviva can help reduce the risk of broken bones. Reduction of fractures has been shown for the spine, but not hip.
Bonviva is prescribed to treat osteoporosis because you have an increased risk of fractures is greater. Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones, which is common in women after menopause. At menopause, the ovaries stop producing the female hormone estrogen, which helps to keep the strength of her skeleton.
The earlier a woman reaches the menopause, the greater her risk of fractures in osteoporosis. Other factors that may increase the risk of fractures include:
 Not enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
 Smoking or consuming too much alcohol.
 Enough walking or other weight-bearing exercise.
 Presence of osteoporosis in the family.
Many people with osteoporosis have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, you may not know that you have this disease. However Osteoporozatat makes you more likely to break bones if you fall or hurt yourself. A broken bone after age 50 may be a sign of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can also cause back pain, height loss and a curved back.
Bonviva prevents bone loss from osteoporosis, and helps to rebuild bone. Bonviva therefore less likely to break bones.

Before you take Bonviva:

Do not take Bonviva:
 If you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of Bonviva;
 If you have certain problems with your esophagus, such as narrowing or difficulty swallowing;
 If you can not stand or sit upright for at least one hour;
If you have or have had low blood calcium.
Bonviva not give to children or adolescents.
Take special care with Bonviva:
Some people need to be especially careful while taking Bonviva.
Tell your doctor:
 If you have disorders of mineral metabolism
 If your kidneys are not working properly
 If you have trouble swallowing or digestive
 If you are under dental treatment or will undergo dental surgery, tell your dentist that you are taking Bonviva.
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
 Supplements containing calcium, magnesium, iron, aluminum, as they may influence the effects of Bonviva.
Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - can irritate the stomach and intestines. Bisphosphonates can do the same. So be especially careful if you take painkillers or anti-inflammatories while taking Bonviva.
After swallowing Bonviva tablet to be taken once a month, wait one hour before taking any other medication, including indigestion tablets calcium and vitamin supplements.

Taking Bonviva with food and drink:

Bonviva not take with food. The effectiveness of Bonviva is less when taken with food.
You can drink plain water but no other drinks.

Pregnancy and lactation:

Bonviva not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding, you may need to stop breastfeeding to take Bonviva.

Driving and using machines:

You can drive or operate machinery as it is very unlikely Bonviva affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Bonviva:
Bonviva contains a substance called lactose. If your doctor told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

How to take Bonviva?

Bonviva usual dose is one tablet once a month.
Taking monthly tablet
It is important to follow these instructions. They aim to help Bonviva tablet reach your stomach quickly, so it's less likely to cause irritation:

 Take one tablet once a month Bonviva

 Choose one day of the month that will easily remember. You can choose the same date or the same day to take your tablet Bonviva. Choose the date that best fits your routine
 Take it Bonviva least 6 hours after you last ate or drank anything except plain water.
Take it Bonviva:
After getting the morning before you eat or drink something.
 Swallow the tablet with a full glass of plain water. Do not take your tablet with mineral water, fruit juice or any other beverage.
 Swallow the tablet whole - do not chew, do not crush or allow it to dissolve in your mouth
 The next hour after taking the tablet:
 Do not lie: if you upright of the drug can go back into your esophagus;
 Do not eat anything
 Do not drink anything
 Do not take any other medicines.
After waiting one hour, you can take your first food or drink of the day. after you have eaten, you can lie down if you wish, and to take any other medication you need.
Do not take a tablet at bedtime or before you get up in the morning.
Continue to take Bonviva:
It is important to keep taking Bonviva every month - as long as your doctor has told you. Bonviva can treat osteoporosis only as long as you keep taking it.
Never take two tablets Bonviva in the same week.

Possible side effects:

Common - heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea, stomach pain and nausea. Bonviva can also irritate the esophagus, although you can usually avoid this by taking your dose as described in this leaflet. If you develop symptoms such as severe chest pain, severe pain after swallowing food or drink, severe nausea or vomiting, stop taking Bonviva and tell your doctor.
Other common side effects include rash, muscle cramps, pain in muscles and joints, and headache.
Uncommon side effects are dizziness, back pain and flatulence.
Rare - swelling and itching of the face, lips and mouth.

Additional Information:


What Bonviva?

The active substance is ibandronic acid.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, stearic acid, silica colloidal anhydrous
Tablet coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, talc, macrogol 6000
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