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Didronel (etidronate) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Didronel (etidronate) which include:

Moderate

etidronate ↔ multivitamins with minerals

Moderate Drug Interaction

Etidronate and multivitamin with minerals should not be taken orally at the same time. Products that contain magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, and/or other minerals may interfere with the absorption of etidronate and reduce its effectiveness. You should take multivitamin with minerals at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after the etidronate dose. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

etidronate ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

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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Didronel (etidronate) drug Interactions

There are 257 drug interactions with Didronel (etidronate)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

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.

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

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