Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 20, 2022.
Generic name: IBANDRONATE SODIUM 3mg in 3mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Important Administration Instructions
BONIVA Injection must be administered intravenously only by a health care professional. Care must be taken not to administer intra-arterially or paravenously as this could lead to tissue damage [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].
- Appropriate medical support and monitoring measures should be readily available when BONIVA Injection is administered. If anaphylactic or other severe hypersensitivity/allergic reactions occur, immediately discontinue the injection and initiate appropriate treatment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
- Visually inspect the liquid in the prefilled syringe for particulate matter and discoloration before administration. Do not use prefilled syringes with particulate matter or discoloration.
- Administer only with the enclosed needle.
- Discard any unused portion.
- Do not mix with calcium-containing solutions or other intravenously administered drugs.
- Prefilled syringes are single-dose only.
The recommended dose of BONIVA Injection for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis is 3 mg every 3 months administered intravenously over a period of 15 to 30 seconds. Do not administer more frequently than once every 3 months.
Laboratory Testing and Oral Examination Prior to Administration
Prior to administration of each dose obtain a serum creatinine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. Given that bisphosphonates have been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), perform a routine oral examination prior to administration of BONIVA Injection.
Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation
Instruct patients to take supplemental calcium and vitamin D if their dietary intake is inadequate [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Dosing After Missed Dose
If the dose is missed, administer as soon as it can be re-scheduled. Thereafter, BONIVA Injection should be scheduled every 3 months from the date of the last injection.
Dosage Modifications in Patients with Renal Impairment
Do not administer to patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/minute) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. No dose adjustment is necessary for patients with mild or moderate renal impairment (creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 30 mL/min) [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
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