What is Idrofos Tablet?
Idrofos Tablet is used for Weak and brittle bones in menopausal women, High calcium levels in the blood, High calcium levels in blood, Metastasis of bone due to breast cancer and other conditions. Idrofos Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Idrofos Tablet contains Ibandronate as an active ingredient.
Idrofos Tablet works by preventing breakdown of the bones and increasing the density of the bones.
Idrofos Tablet Uses
Idrofos Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Weak and brittle bones in menopausal women
- High calcium levels in the blood
- High calcium levels in blood
- Metastasis of bone due to breast cancer
Idrofos Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Idrofos Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
Preventing breakdown of the bones and increasing the density of the bones.
Idrofos Tablet - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Idrofos Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Stomach upset
Idrofos Tablet - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Idrofos Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- After taking ibandronate, wait at least 30 minutes before taking your first food, drink, or other medicine of the day
- Avoid using ibandronate if you have gum disease or have a planned dental extraction
- Dental examination should be considered before taking ibandronate in case of any of these conditions such as cancer, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, steroids, gum disease or having a habit of smoking
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
- Regularly monitor for laboratory tests such as bone mineral density, kidney function and blood calcium levels during ibandronate treatment
- Take ibandronate after getting up for the day, before taking any food, or drink with plain water only
Idrofos Tablet - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Idrofos Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Idrofos Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Allergic reactions
- Chest pain
- Difficulty or pain upon swallowing
- Severe kidney problems
Idrofos Tablet - Frequently asked Questions
Is Idrofos Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Is Idrofos Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Can Idrofos Tablet be used for weak and brittle bones in menopausal women and high calcium levels in the blood?
Yes, weak and brittle bones in menopausal women and high calcium levels in the blood are among the most common reported uses for Idrofos Tablet. Please do not use Idrofos Tablet for weak and brittle bones in menopausal women and high calcium levels in the blood without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Idrofos Tablet.
How long do I need to use Idrofos Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
Medypharma.com website users have reported 1 month and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Idrofos Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Idrofos Tablet.
At what frequency do I need to use Idrofos Tablet?
Medypharma.com website users have reported other and once a day as the most common frequency of using Idrofos Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Idrofos Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Idrofos Tablet.
Should I consume Idrofos Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
Medypharma.com website users have most commonly reported consuming Idrofos Tablet empty stomach. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Idrofos Tablet.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Idrofos Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Idrofos Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Other important Information on Idrofos Tablet
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Idrofos Tablet
Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Idrofos Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Idrofos Tablet
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Idrofos Tablet.
Expired Idrofos Tablet
Taking a single dose of expired Idrofos Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.