Outpatient Infusion

Boniva


Boniva (also known as Ibandronic Acid)

Mechanism:

Boniva, potent medication in the bisphosphonate class, reduces bone resorption and turnover and results in a net gain in bone mass.

Indications:

– Treatment of Post-menopausal osteoporosis.  Can reduce incidence of vertebral fractures.

– Prevention of Post-menopausal osteoporosis.

Contraindications:

Patients with hypocalcemia or renal impairment should consult a physician prior to starting on Boniva.

Administration:

Boniva is administered every 3 months as an infusion while patient is also receiving oral calcium and Vitamin D therapy.

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