Etidronate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
How it works
Etidronate inhibits the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause loss of bone.
Common side effects
Headache, Abdominal distension, Acid reflux, Abdominal pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Esophageal ulcer
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• Consume enough calcium and vitamin D and eat a balanced diet while you are taking etidronate.
• Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea, a bone fracture, trouble in swallowing, stomach or esophageal ulcer and/or kidney disease.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to etidronate or any of its ingredient.
• Do not take etidronate if you have low blood calcium levels or osteomalacia (softening of the bones).
• Do not take etidronate if you have esophagus problems, including difficulty swallowing or a narrow or blocked esophagus.
• Do not take etidronate if you are unable to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is etidronate used for?
Etidronate is used to treat many conditions related to irregular bone growth
Q. Is tetrasodium etidronate natural?
Etidronate is synthetic, derived from a chemical called phosphonic acid.