Etidronate Tablet

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Etidronate Information

Etidronate is an allopathic medicine Secondary and off-label uses of Etidronate have also been mentioned below. The correct dosage of Etidronate depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Etidronate Benefits & Uses

Etidronate is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Etidronate Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Geriatric
  • Disease: Paget's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult
  • Disease: Paget's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Etidronate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Etidronate is used -

Moderate

  • Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint)
  • Bone Pain

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Etidronate Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Etidronate safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Etidronate. If you are pregnant, do not take Etidronate without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Etidronate safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Etidronate. Immediately discontinue Etidronate if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etidronate on the Kidneys?


    Etidronate may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etidronate on the Liver?


    Etidronate may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Etidronate on the Heart?


    Etidronate is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Etidronate with Other Drugs

Etidronate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Etidronate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Etidronate unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Etidronate

  • Is this Etidronate habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Etidronate is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Etidronate since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Etidronate only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Etidronate for mental disorders.

    No

Etidronate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Etidronate


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Etidronate together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Etidronate


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Etidronate.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Didronel® (etidronate disodium)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 345

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 67-68



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