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Drug interactions between etidronate and pamidronate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
etidronate
pamidronate

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between etidronate and pamidronate - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

etidronate

A total of 296 drugs are known to interact with etidronate.

pamidronate

A total of 196 drugs are known to interact with pamidronate.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

etidronate food

Applies to: etidronate

Food, especially calcium-containing food such as dairy products, significantly decreases the absorption of etidronate. For at least the first 2 hours after taking etidronate, do not eat or drink anything other than plain water, and do not take any other medicines including vitamins or mineral supplements which are high in metals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, or aluminum. Use only plain water (not mineral water) when taking etidronate tablets.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Bone resorption inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'bone resorption inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'bone resorption inhibitors' category:

  • etidronate
  • pamidronate

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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