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Didrocal is a common misspelling of Didronel (etidronate).

Didrocal is also an Australian and Canadian trade name for medicine containing a combination of etidronate and calcium carbonate and is used treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Didrocal can also be used to prevent steroid-induced osteoporosis (osteoporosis caused by taking corticosteroids such as prednisone for long periods of time).

What is Didronel?

Didronel (Didrocal) belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body.

Didronel (Didrocal) is used to treat adults with Paget disease, and preventing and treating abnormal bone growth following hip replacement surgery or spinal cord injury. Didronel (Didrocal) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Didronel (Didrocal) works by slowing the resorption of bone and allowing new bone to be formed.

Didronel (Didrocal) side ffects may include nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea and headache.

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