Genentech | Boniva (Medication)


Boniva/ibandronate is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Ibandronate slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.

Boniva is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. ...

Side Effect:

Boniva can cause serious side effects including low calcium levels in the blood, severe kidney problems, severe jaw bone problems, bone, joint or muscle pain, and unusual thigh bone fractures.

The most common side effects of Boniva injection are pain the bones, joints or muscles, headache, and flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, bone, joint or muscle pain, and fatigue.

Patients must stop taking Boniva and tell their doctor if they have symptoms of low blood calcium such as spasms, twitches, or cramps in their muscles or numbness and tingling in their fingers, toes or around their mouth. Patients must tell their doctor if jaw problems or severe bone, joint, muscle, thigh and/or groin pain develop.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Patients should not take Boniva if they have low blood calcium or are allergic to Boniva or any of its ingredients. Boniva must be administered intravenously only by a healthcare professional.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...