Boniva for Osteoporosis
Women who have osteoporosis may be prescribed Boniva® (ibandronate sodium). This drug can also be used to help prevent osteoporosis from developing. It works by binding to certain cells in the bones, thus slowing down the rate at which breakdown occurs. In addition to using Boniva for osteoporosis, it may be used to treat Paget's disease of bone, among other things.
(Click Boniva Uses for a more complete discussion on what osteoporosis is, whether children can use Boniva, and additional "off-label" uses.)