What Does It Do?
Etidronate Disodium component in Didronel is used for the treatment of a certain type of bone disease known as Paget’s disease. This condition shall weaken and deform the bones. The component in the medicine works simply by slowing bone loss, which shall help in keeping the bones strong and less likely for breaking it. The pill shall also help in reducing the bone pain from this disease. This solution belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. This medicine is also used for the prevention or treatment of bone problems that might occur after hip replacement surgery or spinal cord injury.
The medicine Didronel belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. This medicine composed of Etidronate Disodium is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis i.e., reduced density of the bone, which shall lead to fractures and bone pain from conditions including metastatic breast cancer, multiple myeloma, and Paget’s disease.
Common Didronel Side Effects May Include:
- Upset Stomach
- Leg Cramps
- Joint Pain
The medicine is a super effective solution that is available for oral consumption in dosage as mentioned below:
• 200 mg: Consume this solution orally without food, usually once a day or as directed by the doctor
Avoid consumption of Etidronate Disodium composed pill at the same time as food or other medications because they might prevent its absorption. Consume the solution approx. 2 hours before or 2 hours after consumption of any products that might contain aluminum, iron, calcium, magnesium, or zinc. Some examples might include antacids, quinapril, certain forms of didanosine (chewable/dispersible buffered tablets or pediatric oral solution), vitamins/minerals, dairy products (such as milk, yogurt), and calcium-enriched juice.