Bandrone 6 mg Injection is used for the prevention of skeletal events (fractures or bone complications requiring treatment) in patients with breast cancer and bone metastases (when cancer has spread to the bones). It is also used to treat osteoporosis (a disease that makes bones brittle) in women who have gone through menopause and are at risk of fracturing. Studies have shown that Bandrone 6 mg Injection may reduce the risk of fracturing the spine, but it has not been shown to reduce the risk of fracturing the neck of the femur (the top of the thigh bone).
Bandrone 6 mg Injection may cause some side effects including nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, weakness, dizziness, headache, fever, sore throat, chills, cough and other signs of infection, frequent or urgent urination, and painful urination. These side effects are temporary. They will go away after a short time. You should tell your doctor or health care professional if they do not go away. Bandrone Injection can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you are taking diuretics (water tablets), or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low blood calcium and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and require immediate attention by your doctor or health care professional. Tell your doctor or health care professional immediately.
Before taking this Bandrone 6 mg Injection, you should tell your doctor your medical history if you have any problems with your mouth or teeth such as poor dental health, gum disease, or planned tooth extraction, if you are a smoker (it may increase the risk of dental problems), have cancer, kidney or liver disease or any other medical complications and also inform if you are using any prescription medicines such as corticosteroids like prednisolone or dexamethasone or any non-prescription medicines like vitamins, herbs, etc. To monitor your kidney function and mineral levels, you may need frequent medical checks. Avoid smoking or try to quit. Smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making you more likely to break a bone. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone to thicken and should be avoided.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not for use by children under 18 years of age. Although there is a limited amount of research in humans, studies in animals have shown a harmful effect on the developing baby. Your doctor or health care professional will weigh up the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine for you. Consult your doctor for advice
Prevention of skeletal events: Bandrone 6 mg Injection is used for the prevention of skeletal events (fractures or bone complications that require treatment) in patients with breast cancer and bone metastases (when cancer has spread to the bones).
Prevention of osteoporosis after menopause: Bandrone Injection is used to prevent osteoporosis (a disease that makes bones brittle) in women who have undergone menopause and are at risk of fractures.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called 'bisphosphonates' which are used for the prevention of osteoporosis after menopause. It is used in adults to prevent skeletal events such as pathological fractures and bone complications requiring surgery or radiotherapy in patients with bone metastases or breast cancer. Bandrone 6 mg can also be used to reduce hypocalcaemia (a high level of calcium in the blood). Bandrone 6 mg Injection works by suppressing the activity of the osteoclasts and making the bones stronger. It helps reduce the risk of fracturing and helps reduce pain. Bandrone Injection can reverse bone loss by increasing bone mass and stopping further bone loss.
Most side effects do not require medical attention and will go away as your body gets used to the medicine. Tell your doctor or health care professional if any of these symptoms get serious or if they bother you for a long time.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection is administered by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic setting. The appropriate dosage and frequency of use will be determined by your doctor, taking into account the specific condition being treated. You must follow your doctor's instructions exactly when taking this medicine. Failure to do so or taking an excessive amount may result in serious side effects. The beneficial effects of this medicine may take several weeks or months to manifest, but it is important not to stop taking it unless instructed to do so by your doctor. It is advised to avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver damage. Self-administration of this Bandrone 6 mg is strictly prohibited.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection contains an active ingredient called ibandronic acid. It works by stopping the action of osteoclasts, which are the cells in the body that break down bone tissue. This means that less bone gets broken down. Reducing bone loss helps prevent fractures in cancer patients with bone metastases and in women with osteoporosis.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection is considered safe for use in liver disease patients. No dose adjustment is needed for such a type of patient.
No dose adjustment is necessary for patients with mild or moderate kidney disease, where creatinine clearance is equal to or greater than 30 ml/min. Severe kidney disease patients do not use this Bandrone Injection.
Drinking alcohol while taking Bandrone 6 mg Injection is generally not recommended. It can increase the risk of liver damage, so it is best to avoid alcohol or limit the amount of alcohol you drink while you are taking any of the medicines.
The use of Bandrone 6 mg Injection during pregnancy may be unsafe as there is some evidence from animal studies that it may harm the developing foetus. However, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking Bandrone 6 mg Injection during pregnancy with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor can help you make the best decision for you and the health of your baby.
Breastfeeding while taking Bandrone 6 mg is not recommended. It is possible that Bandrone Injection may pass into breast milk and harm a baby. If you are breastfeeding and taking Bandrone Injection, it is important that you talk to your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of continuing to breastfeed. Your doctor will be able to help you make the decision that is best for you and for the health of your baby.
Bandrone 6 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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