My doctor provided my first Boniva 150 mg to me and I took right AFTER I visited with him and NOT on an empty stomach. I also took my calcium medication right after. I didn't realize that I needed to take it on an empty stomach. Now what?
Good question. You are fine. It is taken on an empty stomach so that it is fully absorbed. That means before you have anything at all including any morning meds, vitamins, coffee. Just a big glass of water and the wait while you sit up. Which is to prevent stomach problems like heart burn and such.
It just means you did not get the full dose. Schedule your next one on the calendar exactly the number of days after having taken this one as indicated on the medicine. All is fine and no harm done.
Calcium is best taken with something that contains calcium like milk, yogurt, calcium rich veggies. Your absorption will be better with that. Good bone health to you!
- Boniva Information for Consumers
- Boniva Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Boniva (detailed)
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