Bonefos is the brand name of a prescription drug containing clodronate as the active ingredient. Clodronate belongs to a group of medications called bisphosphonates. This medication is used to prevent the loss of calcium from the bones or high blood calcium levels, to maintain normal blood calcium levels, and to help manage bone diseases associated with cancer. Bonefos is manufactured and marketed by Rhone-Poulenc Rorer.
The active ingredient in Bonefos is clodronate, which works by interfering with certain chemicals in the body to prevent the loss of calcium from the bones.
Bonefos is used for the treatment and management of:
Make sure to always take your medication exactly as instructed by the doctor. The dosage given by the doctor may differ from the ones indicated below. Please do not try and alter your dosage in order to change treatment outcome without consulting with the doctor. Your doctor takes into consideration several factors such as age, body weight, other medication and other medical conditions before determining the dosage specific for your case.
Do not take Bonefos with milk because it decreases the amount of the medication absorbed from the body.
The doctor may prescribe doses that are different from the recommended doses above. You should not change your dose without consulting your doctor.
Bonefos may exhibit some level of side effects. If the side effects are intolerable, see your doctor or pharmacist. Side effects include, but are not limited to:
Talk to your doctor and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
This may not be a complete list of side effects.
It is important to inform your doctor of any known allergies that you may have to medications, especially if you have reacted to any fungal medications before. Some medical conditions may affect or may be affected by this medication. Tell your doctor of any current of chronic conditions that you may have before you start using Bonefos.
Please note the safe and effective use in children has not been established. As well, the safe and effective use of Bonefos during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established; therefore, use should only be made if the benefits outweigh the risk.
Talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist about other possible precautions and warnings.
The use of Bonefos may cause some interactions when used concurrently with certain medications. This sometimes may lead to bad effects in the body and affect the functionality of both medications.
Inform your doctor of all medications being taken, including non-prescription supplements.