If you take Boniva monthly and forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember (in the morning), as long as it is at least one week until your next scheduled dose. Then continue with your regular schedule. However, if it is less than a week before your next tablet is due, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule.
If you take Boniva daily, just skip your missed dose. Do not take a double dose, and do not take a dose after the morning.
Boniva is available in the following strengths and forms:
Boniva 150 mg tablets (taken monthly)
Boniva 1 mg per mL injection (taken every three months).
Boniva 2.5 mg tablets (for daily use) are no longer available.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Boniva [package insert]. South San Francisco, CA: Genentech, Inc.;2011 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed April 6, 2012.
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