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Iban Plus Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Iban Plus Tablet is used to treat high levels of a mineral called calcium in people who have cancer. It is also 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.

Iban Plus 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. Iban Plus Tablet is only part of a programme 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. Iban Plus 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 Iban Plus Tablet

Side effects of Iban Plus Tablet

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

How to use Iban Plus 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. Iban Plus Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Iban Plus Tablet works

Iban Plus 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 Iban Plus Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Iban Plus 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
Iban Plus 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
Iban Plus Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Iban Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Iban Plus 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
Iban Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Iban Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Iban Plus Tablet?

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

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Iban Plus 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
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Brand(s): Ciprix, Capreo, Capreotec
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
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Brand(s): Neokanyn
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Patient Concerns

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I have been taking Osteophos70 for more than three years on my doctor's advice in relation to low bone density . I read somewhere that this medicine has been discontinued in USA as it leads to brittle bones and sudden fracture. My Orthopedic has prescribed it for a further period of two years . Pl advise .
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
In place of this you can take Tab Iban-plus 150mg once a month
Calcium defiecincy osteoporosis Joint pain Should go for joint replacement? Please recommend medication for pain and muscular stiffness
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Tab Brutaflam-MR4 twice daily and Cap Osteo-plus once daily
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FAQs

Q. What is Iban Plus used for?

Iban Plus is used to treat and prevent bones from becoming weak and brittle (osteoporosis) in menopausal women

Q. How does Iban Plus work?

Iban Plus 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 Iban Plus a steroid?

Iban Plus is not a steroid

Q. What is Iban Plus 150 mg?

Iban Plus 150 mg is a tablet which is to be taken once a month.

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