Ibandronic acid Bondronat

Ibandronic acid Bondronat

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Ibandronic acid (Bondronat) which is most commonly used to treat secondary breast cancer that has spread to the bones.  It is a bisphonphonate that is also used to treat hypercalcaemia caused by secondary bone cancer. It is taken intravenously or in tablet form.

Side effects can include: fatigue, flu-like symptoms, lowered calcium levels (hypocalcaemia), mild nausea and vomiting, bone pain, constipation or diarrhoea, stomach pain, changes in blood pressure levels. There is a rare possibility of kidney damage or osteonecrosis of the jaw (which affects teeth and gums).  

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