IBANDRONATE SODIUM- ibandronate sodium injection 
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Ibandronate sodium Injection for intravenous use

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Medication Guide available at www1.apotex.com/products/us

Read the Medication Guide that comes with ibandronate sodium injection before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about ibandronate sodium injection.

What is the most important information I should know about ibandronate sodium injection?

Ibandronate sodium Injection is given in your vein (intravenously) and only given by a healthcare provider. Do not give ibandronate sodium injection to yourself.

Ibandronate sodium Injection may cause serious side effects including:

  1. Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia)
  2. Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction)
  3. Severe kidney problems
  4. Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis)
  5. Bone, joint or muscle pain
  6. Unusual thigh bone fractures
Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia).
Ibandronate sodium may lower the calcium levels in your blood. If you have low blood calcium before you start taking ibandronate sodium, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive ibandronate sodium. Most people with low blood calcium levels do not have symptoms, but some people may have symptoms. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood calcium such as:
  • Spasms, twitches, or cramps in your muscles
  • Numbness or tingling in your fingers, toes, or around your mouth
Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood, while you receive ibandronate sodium injection. Take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to.
Severe allergic reactions.
Some people who received ibandronate sodium injection had severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic reactions) that led to death. Get medical help right away if you have any of the symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as:
  • Swelling of your face, lips, mouth or tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Severe itching
  • Skin rash, redness or swelling
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Fast heartbeat or pounding in your chest
  • Sweating
Severe kidney problems.
Severe kidney problems, including kidney failure, may happen when you receive ibandronate sodium. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your kidneys before you receive each dose of ibandronate sodium.
Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis).
Severe jaw bone problems may happen when you receive ibandronate sodium. Your doctor may examine your mouth before you start ibandronate sodium. Your doctor may tell you to see your dentist before you start ibandronate sodium. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with ibandronate sodium.
Bone, joint, or muscle pain.
Some people who receive ibandronate sodium develop severe bone, joint, or muscle pain.
Unusual thigh bone fractures.
Some people have developed unusual fractures in their thigh bone. Symptoms of a fracture may include new or unusual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects.

What is Ibandronate sodium Injection?

Ibandronate sodium Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause. Ibandronate sodium Injection helps increase bone mass and helps reduce the chance of having a spinal fracture (break).

It is not known how long ibandronate sodium injection works for the treatment of osteoporosis. You should see your doctor regularly to determine if ibandronate sodium injection is still right for you.

It is not known if ibandronate sodium injection is safe and effective in children.

Who should not receive Ibandronate sodium Injection?

Do not receive ibandronate sodium injection if you:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before receiving Ibandronate sodium Injection?

Before you receive ibandronate sodium injection, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor and dentist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I receive Ibandronate sodium Injection?

What are the possible side effects of ibandronate sodium injection?

Ibandronate sodium injection may cause serious side effects.

The most common side effects of ibandronate sodium injection include:

Some people have pain or a sore that will not heal in their mouth or jaw while they receive ibandronate sodium. Tell your doctor or dentist if you have mouth or jaw problems.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of ibandronate sodium. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store ibandronate sodium injection if I need to pick it up from a pharmacy?

Keep ibandronate sodium injection and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of ibandronate sodium injection.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use ibandronate sodium injection for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ibandronate sodium injection to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about ibandronate sodium injection. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about ibandronate sodium injection that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in ibandronate sodium injection?

Active ingredient: ibandronate sodium

Inactive ingredients: glacial acetic acid, sodium chloride, sodium acetate trihydrate and water for injection.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 12/2023
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