What warnings are there about taking other medications and tiludronate?

Before starting on tiludronate (Skelid), make sure your doctor knows if you're taking oral steroids. These include prednisone (Deltasone), dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone) and methylprednisolone (Medrol).

If you are taking antacids containing magnesium, aluminum or calcium, wait at least two hours after you've taken tiludronate. Some of the drugs in this category include Maalox and Tums.

Also be careful of calcium and mineral supplements, aspirin and indomethacin (Indocin). Here you need a four hour window: take it two hours before or two hours after you take tiludronate.

You should also ask your doctor what vitamins, minerals and herbs you should or shouldn't take while on this medicine. Another good source of advice in this area is your pharmacist, especially since he or she often has a better sense of all the other medicines you're taking.

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