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With Boniva, dosing typically starts at 150 mg once a month in the morning. There is also an injectable form of the drug available that is given by IV once every three months. Boniva should be taken with plain water only. Do not lie down within an hour of taking your dose.
The dose of Boniva® (ibandronate sodium) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether you have difficulty swallowing tablets
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Boniva dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Boniva Dosage for OsteoporosisThe recommended dose of Boniva is 150 mg, taken once a month in the morning. For women with difficulty swallowing tablets, there is an injectable form of Boniva that is given by IV once every three months.
Considerations for people taking Boniva include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form to be taken once a month. Depending on the dose, it can be taken either daily or monthly. It also comes in an injectable form that is given by IV.
- Boniva must be taken in the morning at least one hour before you eat or drink anything (besides water). You must wait at least an hour after taking Boniva to eat or drink anything (other than water) or take any medications. Food, beverages, and medications can interact with the drug and prevent it from being absorbed into the body.
- Take Boniva with plain water only (not coffee, juice, soda, or even mineral water).
- Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water while sitting or standing upright. Do not lie down within an hour of taking a dose of Boniva. The tablets should not be chewed, broken, or sucked on. These precautions are necessary to prevent Boniva from irritating your esophagus.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Boniva will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Boniva or your Boniva dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.