Boniva (ibandronate) is a prescription medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It belongs to the class of drugs called bisphosphonates, which work by inhibiting bone breakdown and promoting bone density. Boniva is available in various dosing schedules, including oral tablets and intravenous injections.
Regular use can help reduce the risk of fractures and improve bone health. However, proper administration and monitoring are essential due to potential side effects, such as gastrointestinal irritation or rare but severe complications involving the jaw or thigh bone. Boniva is a valuable tool in maintaining bone strength and preventing osteoporotic fractures.