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General Information on Etidronate

Generic Name : Etidronate

Pronunciation : e ti droe' nate

Latest prescription information about Etidronate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihypercalcemic Agents and Bone Resorption Inhibitors

Trade Names/Brand Names of Etidronate

India : 

International : 

Didronel

Why is Etidronate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bisphosphonate, prescribed for Paget's disease, osteoporosis and hypercalcaemia.  It slows the breakdown of old bone and the formation of new bone.

When should Etidronate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in people with low blood calcium level, esophagus problem, unable to stand or sit for more than half an hour.

What is the dosage of Etidronate?

Adult: PO-The recommended dose is 5 to 7.5mg/kg/day.

How should Etidronate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Etidronate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach, esophagus, blood clotting, kidney or liver problems, cancer, anemia, asthma, smoking, menstrual disorder, any allergy, infection, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patient may develop with increased risk of jawbone problems; tooth examination needed before the treatment.

Monitor blood calcium level, bone thickness regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Etidronate?

  Most Common: Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, rash, hair loss and muscle/ joint pain.
  Central Nervous System: Confusion, depression, hallucination and tingling.
  Allergic Reactions: Rash, itching, skin eruption and hives.

What are the other precautions for Etidronate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Etidronate?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container.

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