Etidronate Coupon - Etidronate 200mg tablet

Generic Didronel

ETIDRONATE reduces calcium loss from bone. It helps make healthy bone and slows bone loss in people with Paget's disease. It may also be used in people with heterotropic ossification or high blood calcium. Compare bisphosphonates.
Etidronate Coupon - Etidronate 200mg tablet

Etidronate Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may be some time before you see benefit from this medicine. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Your doctor or health care professional may order blood tests or other tests to check how you are doing.

You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine, unless your doctor tells you not to. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.

Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. This medicine may also increase your risk for a broken thigh bone. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain in your upper leg or groin. Tell your doctor if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bone pain or tenderness (increased, continuing, or returning—in patients with Paget's disease)

Less common

Bone fractures, especially of the thigh bone


Abdominal or stomach pain or burning

bloody, black, or tarry stools

chest pain


cough or hoarseness


general feeling of tiredness or weakness


lower back or side pain

noisy breathing

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

skin rash or itching

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or inside the mouth

swelling of the arms, legs, face, lips, tongue, or throat

swollen glands

tightness in the chest

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin

bone, joint, or muscle pain that is severe and occasionally disabling

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

difficulty in moving

difficulty in swallowing


feeling sad or empty


heavy jaw feeling


lack of appetite

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loosening of a tooth

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of memory

pain or burning in the throat

pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw

problems with memory

rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

red irritated eyes

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

redness or discoloration of the skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness


Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Abdominal or stomach cramps



difficulty in breathing

irregular heartbeats

mood or mental changes

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet

shortness of breath


Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

at higher doses



Incidence not known

Burning feeling in the chest or stomach

hair loss, thinning of hair



leg cramps

stomach upset

tenderness in the stomach area

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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