Boniva Uses

How Does Boniva Work?

Boniva binds to certain cells in bones and slows the breakdown of them. Bisphosphonates are very effective for treating and preventing osteoporosis, although they can be inconvenient to take (as you cannot eat, drink, or lie down for an hour after each dose). However, Boniva can be taken just once a month, helping to make the medication more convenient.

Boniva Uses in Children

Boniva is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Boniva Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Boniva for something other osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Off-label Boniva uses include treating the following conditions:
  • High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia)
  • Paget's disease
  • Cancer that has spread to the bones
  • Osteoporosis in men or premenopausal women.
Men and Osteoporosis

Boniva for Osteoporosis

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