Fosamax vs Ibandronate

Fosamax
(Rx)
Ibandronate
(Rx)
Fosamax is an osteoporosis medication.
Ibandronate is an osteoporosis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Osteoporosis
1.6
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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September 29, 1995
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
21,079 Discussions
560 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Osteoporosis
#2 for Bone Loss
#3 for Cancer
Fosamax is prescribed for Osteoporosis and Bone Loss and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Ibandronate is prescribed for Osteoporosis and Bone Loss and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fos
GERD
8
Joint Pain
7
Weight Gain
6
Tiredness
6
Bone Pain
5
Heartburn
5
Stomach Problems
5
Back Pain
4
Weakness
4
RA
4
Iba
Bone Pain
8
Flu Like Symptoms
8
Nausea
7
Heartburn
7
Hot Flashes
7
Tiredness
6
Stomach Problems
6
Diarrhea
6
Joint Pain
5
Back Pain
5
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Fosamax
Fos
Ibandronate
Iba
GERD
Fos
Iba
8
0
Joint Pain
Fos
Iba
7
5
Weight Gain
Fos
Iba
6
0
Tiredness
Fos
Iba
6
6
Bone Pain
Fos
Iba
5
8
Heartburn
Fos
Iba
5
7
Stomach Problems
Fos
Iba
5
6
Back Pain
Fos
Iba
4
5
Weakness
Fos
Iba
4
0
RA
Fos
Iba
4
0
Bone Pain
Iba
Fos
8
5
Flu Like Symptoms
Iba
Fos
8
0
Nausea
Iba
Fos
7
0
Heartburn
Iba
Fos
7
5
Hot Flashes
Iba
Fos
7
0
Tiredness
Iba
Fos
6
6
Stomach Problems
Iba
Fos
6
5
Diarrhea
Iba
Fos
6
0
Joint Pain
Iba
Fos
5
7
Back Pain
Iba
Fos
5
4
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Fosamax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Ibandronate during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg, 70 mg
Solution: 70 mg/75 mL
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 3 mg/3 mL
Syringe: 3 mg/3 mL
Food Instructions
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Should be taken 1/2-2 hours before any food or drink because food may decrease drug serum concentration.
Should be taken 1/2-2 hours before any food or drink because food may decrease drug serum concentration.
Ingredients
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Alendronate Sodium
Ibandronate Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fosamax and Ibandronate: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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