Generic name: Tiludronate
Drug class: Bisphosphonates
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 1, 2022.
Uses of Tiludronate:
- It is used to treat Paget's disease.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tiludronate?
- If you have an allergy to tiludronate or any other part of tiludronate.
- If you are allergic to tiludronate; any part of tiludronate; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have very bad kidney disease.
- If you are not able to stand or sit up for 30 minutes.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with tiludronate.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take tiludronate with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tiludronate?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take tiludronate. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Worsening of asthma has happened in people taking drugs like this one. Talk with the doctor.
- Very bad swallowing tube (esophagus) problems like irritation, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding have happened with tiludronate. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may raise the chance of a broken leg. Talk with the doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- This medicine works best when used with calcium/vitamin D and weight-bearing workouts like walking or PT (physical therapy).
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you smoke, talk with your doctor.
- Do not take calcium, aspirin, indomethacin, or antacids within 2 hours of tiludronate.
- Have a dental exam before starting tiludronate.
- Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist often.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using tiludronate while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Tiludronate) best taken?
Use tiludronate as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take on an empty stomach before breakfast.
- Take with a full glass of water at least 2 hours before the first food, drink, or drugs of the day.
- Take with plain water only. Avoid taking with mineral water, milk, or other drinks.
- Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking tiludronate.
- Swallow tablet whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Keep taking tiludronate as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses on the same day.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Chest pain.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Very bad pain when swallowing.
- Sore throat.
- Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Very bad bone, joint, or muscle pain.
- Any new or strange groin, hip, or thigh pain.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Swelling in hands or feet.
- Change in eyesight.
- This medicine may cause jawbone problems. The risk may be higher with longer use, cancer, dental problems, ill-fitting dentures, anemia, blood clotting problems, or infection. It may also be higher if you have dental work, chemo, radiation, or take other drugs that may cause jawbone problems. Many drugs can do this. Talk with your doctor if any of these apply to you, or if you have questions. Call your doctor right away if you have jaw swelling or pain.
What are some other side effects of Tiludronate?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Tiludronate?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in foil pouch until ready for use.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about tiludronate, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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