Boniva (Ibandronate)

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Ibandronate 150mg

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Boniva 150mg

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Boniva (Ibandronate) Product Information

Boniva is a prescription treatment for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where bone density is decreased and increase in fragility.

When you are suffering from osteoporosis after the menopause you may be treated with Boniva.

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Boniva is available to order online as both a brand product that manufactured by Roche or a generic product that is manufactured by various UK generic manufacturers.

Both products come in a pack size of 3 tablets, where each tablet contains 150mg of Ibandronate, the active ingredient.

The lowest price for Boniva is $65 for 3 tablets as a product of Turkey, while the generic Ibandronate costs $35 for 3 tablets.

Shipping time does vary when you compare your options. For instance, the brand Boniva 150mg will  take 10-18 business days compared to 7-10 business days for the generic product to arrive in the United States.

There is a standard $9.95 charge for shipping per order.

A prescription for Boniva is required to order online from our pharmacy. The prescription can be faxed, emailed, or uploaded directly on the website. If you require further assistance you can contact our customer support at 1-855-776-0079.

Boniva (Ibandronate) Medication Information


Boniva is a bisphosphonate indicated for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.


There are oral tablets available in 150 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Boniva include:

  • Back pain
  • Dyspepsia
  • Pain in extremities
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Myalgia 

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that applies to you.


Upper gastrointestinal Adverse Reactions can occur. Instruct patients to follow dosing instructions and discontinue use if new or worsening symptoms occur. 

Hypocalcemia may worsen during treatment. Correct hypocalcemia before use. 

Severe bone, joint, and muscle pain may occur. Consider discontinuing use if symptoms develop.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw has been reported.

Atypical Femur Fractures have been reported. Patients with new thigh or groin pain should be evaluated to rule out a femoral fracture


Some of the common drug interactions with Boniva:

  • Calcium supplement
  • Antacids
  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDs

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 


Store at controlled room temperature (77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Boniva tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of plain water (6 to 8 oz) while the patient is standing or sitting in an upright position. 
  • Patients should not lie down for 60 minutes after taking Boniva.
  • Patients should not eat, drink anything except for water, or take other medications for 60 minutes after taking Boniva.
  • Patients should not chew or suck the tablet because of a potential for oropharyngeal ulceration.

Boniva FAQs

Can I take this with food?

Boniva should be taken at least 60 minutes before the first food or drink (other than water) of the day and before taking any oral medication or supplementation including calcium, antacids or vitamins


Can I take this if I am pregnant?

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Boniva should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the mother and fetus.


Can I take this while breastfeeding?

It is not known whether Boniva is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Boniva is administered to a nursing woman.


Should I take supplements with Boniva?

Patients should receive supplemental calcium and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate. Intake of supplemental calcium and vitamin D should be delayed for at least 60 minutes following oral administration of Boniva in order to maximize absorption of Boniva.


Who should not take Boniva?

Do not take Boniva if you: 

  • Have certain problems with your esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach 
  • Cannot stand or sit upright for at least 60 minutes 
  • Have low levels of calcium in your blood 
  • Are allergic to Ibandronate or any of its ingredients.


What is Boniva?

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


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Boniva {package insert}. San Francisco, CA: Genetech, Inc.; 2015.

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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