Gemidro Tablet

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Introduction

Gemidro Tablet is used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones.

Gemidro Tablet is best taken without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. It may take several days to get the full benefit of this drug. Gemidro Tablet is only part of a program of treatment that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.

The most common side effects include headache, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, indigestion, heartburn, and diarrhea. These are usually mild and will disappear after a short time. If they do not go away, tell your doctor. Gemidro Tablet can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you take diuretic medicine (water pills), or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low levels of calcium in the blood and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and need urgent medical attention. Tell your doctor straight away.

You should not be given this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also, let your doctor know what other drugs you are taking. Some of them may affect, or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and mineral levels. Avoid smoking or try to quit as smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.

Uses of Gemidro Tablet

Benefits of Gemidro Tablet

In Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause or who are taking steroids. This condition can be treated with bone-strengthening medicines. Gemidro Tablet slows down the rate at which bone is broken down in your body. This maintains bone density and reduces your risk of breaking a bone. You can also help improve the strength of your bones by doing regular exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise), eating healthy foods containing calcium and Vitamin D, and reducing your consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective.

Side effects of Gemidro Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gemidro

  • Headache
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion

How to use Gemidro Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gemidro Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Gemidro Tablet works

Gemidro Tablet is a bisphosphonate. It works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bones and minimizes the risk of fractures.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Gemidro Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gemidro Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gemidro Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Gemidro Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gemidro Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gemidro Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended for patients with mild or moderate renal impairment.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gemidro Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gemidro Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gemidro Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gemidro Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Bisphosphonate Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gemidro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ciprix, Capreo, Capreotec
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Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
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Brand(s): Neokanyn
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FAQs

Q. What is Gemidro Tablet? What is it used for?

Gemidro Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called bisphosphonates that prevents abnormal breakdown of the bones. Gemidro Tablet is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis and fractures in people with metastatic cancer (a cancer which spreads to newer areas of the body). It may also be used to treat hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels).

Q. How does Gemidro Tablet work?

Gemidro Tablet works by increasing the density of the bones which helps prevent osteoporosis. Along with that, it helps to treat high calcium levels in the blood caused due to secondary bone cancer. It is also helpful in treating metastasis of bone which is caused due to breast cancer.

Q. How long should I take Gemidro Tablet?

Gemidro Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. The medicine takes around 6 month to show its maximum benefits on bones. However, in some cases the doctor may suggest Gemidro Tablet for a longer duration. The exact duration will depend on the condition you are being treated for.

Q. How to take Gemidro Tablet?

It should be taken in the morning after getting up on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. Do not lie down and stay fully upright for at least 30 minutes after swallowing the medicine. Avoid taking any food or other medication just after taking Gemidro Tablet, maintain a gap of at least 30 minutes. Take this medicine only after consulting the doctor and follow the instructions advised.

Q. Why can you not lie down after taking Gemidro Tablet?

One should not lie down after taking Gemidro Tablet as there is a possibility that the medication might come back up into the esophagus (food pipe) and even damage the esophagus. Staying upright will help the medicine to settle down quickly in your stomach and prevent side effects like heartburn and pain.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Gemidro Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Gemidro Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Gemidro Tablet safe?

Gemidro Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make?

To get maximum benefit from Gemidro Tablet, there are certain lifestyle changes that you must adhere to. Include some calcium or Vitamin D rich foods for bone strength. Try to spend more time in sunlight to get natural vitamin D. Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption as they may harm your bones. You can take up an exercise regime such as walking and low-impact aerobics as they are good for your bones. Similarly, you can try strength-training exercises where you use your own body weight which in turn improve bone health.

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of Origin: India

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