food interaction for CALEMBIC
alcohol interaction for CALEMBIC
pregnancy interaction for CALEMBIC
lactation interaction for CALEMBIC
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for CALEMBIC
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for CALEMBICNo substitutes found
- Dr. B. K. SinghMBBS, MS, MS
- Dr. Dharmendra SinghMBBS, Diploma, DNB, Fellowship
- Dr. Neeraj YadavMBBS, MS, Diploma, Fellowship
- Dr. Arvind MehraMBBS, MS
- Dr. Naresh PanditaMBBS, MS, MCh
Expert advice for CALEMBIC
- It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to ibandronic acid or any of the other ingredients of the tablet or injection.
- Take the tablet preferably in the morning on empty stomach or 6 hours post last meal.
- Swallow the tablet with a glass full of plain water only. Do not take it with fruit juice or mineral water or other drinks.
- Do not lie down for about 60 min post having tablet. Also do not eat, drink or take any other medication for the same time.
- Consult your doctor before taking ibandronic acid, if you have a history of problem with mineral supplements e.g. Vitamin D deficiency.
- Do not take ibandronic acid, if you have a history kidney disease; suffer from digestion issues.
- Do not take ibandronic acid, if you are about to have some dental procedures done.
- Avoid using ibandronic acid, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
Frequently asked questions for CALEMBIC
Q.What is ibandronic acid used for?
Ibandronic acid is used to treat and prevent bones from becoming weak and brittle (osteoporosis) in menopausal women
Q.How does ibandronic acid work?
Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medication called bisphosphonates. It prevents breakdown of the bones. It also increases the density of the bones thus preventing osteoporosis. It is also used to treat high calcium levels in the blood due to secondary bone cancer and metastasis of bone due to breast cancer
Q.Is ibandronic acid a steroid?
Ibandronic acid is not a steroid
Q.What is ibandronic acid 150 mg?
Ibandronic acid 150 mg is a tablet which is to be taken once a month.
Q.Is calcium tablet/ calcium sandoz good to take?
Yes, calcium tablet/ supplement is good if you take it for approved indications, in recommended dosage. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Can I take calcium with Forteo?
Yes, you can take calcium with Forteo if it is recommended by your doctor. Forteo (teriparatide) is a man-made form of a hormone and used to treat thinning or weakening of the bone (osteoporosis). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.What can I take for calcium in calcium deficiency?
Adequate dietary intake and/ or calcium supplement is recommended in patients with calcium deficiency. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of any calcium supplement
Q.Can I take calcium with milk?
Milk is one of the richest sources of calcium. Yes, patient can take calcium supplement with milk
Q.Can I take calcium with iron/ does calcium inhibit iron absorption?
No, iron supplement should not be taken with calcium supplements, as they interact to form non-absorbable complexes. They, however, can be taken at interval of 1 to 2 hours between them. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use when indicated together
Q.Can I take calcium with vitamin C?
There has been no study to prove interaction between Vitamin C and calcium. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Can I take calcium with coffee/ tea?
No, coffee/ tea can reduce the absorption of calcium in the body
Q.Can I take calcium with magnesium?
No, patient should avoid concomitant administration of calcium along with magnesium. There could be increase in urinary calcium excretion when calcium is given along with magnesium. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Can I take calcium with vitamin D?
Yes, calcium can be taken with vitamin D. It helps in absorption of calcium in the body
Q.Can I take calcium with metformin?
There has been no study that proved interaction between calcium and metformin. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Can I take calcium with Synthroid?
You should avoid concomitant use of calcium and Synthroid within 4 hours. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Can I take calcium with other supplements?
You should consult your doctor regarding use of other supplement along with calcium
Q.Does calcium help in weight loss/weight gain?
The results from the studies conducted do not report the role of calcium in weight loss or increase in weight. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Does calcium increase height/blood pressure?
No study has been reported on role of calcium in height gain or increase or decrease in blood pressure. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Does calcium tablet cause kidney stones?
Yes, calcium supplement may cause kidney stones if taken at larger dose or for prolonged duration. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q.Does calcium cause constipation?
Yes, use of calcium may cause constipation. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.