What should I know about tiludronate before taking it?

Speak with your doctor if you are pregnant or considering pregnancy because tiludronate may harm a fetus. It is not known if this drug is passed through breast milk, but women should not breastfeed while taking this medication. Do not take tiludronate if you are allergic to this medication. Take this medication with a full glass of plain water. Wait at least two hours after taking tiludronate before eating or taking other medications, including vitamins, antacids or calcium. You will need to sit up for 30 minutes after taking tiludronate. Some people using this or similar drugs, have developed bone loss in the jaw. Talk to your doctor if you have low blood calcium, kidney disease, vitamin D deficiency, stomach or esophagus ulcers. Inform your doctor about prescription, over-the-counter preparations, vitamins and herbal products you are taking. Also, tell your doctor if have:

  • undergoing radiation therapy
  • difficulty swallowing
  • heartburn
  • ulcers or other problems with your stomach or esophagus
  • anemia
  • cancer
  • infection of the mouth
  • dental problems
  • blood clotting problems
  • kidney disease

Chemotherapy drugs, oral steroids, methylprednisolone and prednisone can also interact with tiludronate.

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