Why use Etifem-200mg?
Etifem-200mg is an FDA approved drug in treating Paget’s disease. Paget’s disease is the second most common type of bone disease after osteoporosis. This type of disease occurs when there is a problem in the bone remodeling process. During the process, the body absorbs old bones and forms a new but abnormal one in an incorrect location.
How does Etifem-200mg work?
Etifem-200mg contains Etidronate Sodium as its active ingredient. Etidronate Sodium belongs to the class of drug known as bisphosphonates. It works by slowing the bone loss. It makes the bone strong and less likely to break. It also reduces the pain that comes with the disease. Etidronate Sodium binds with the hydroxyapatite crystals in the matrix of the bone. As a result, the number of osteoclasts decreases thus decreasing also the bone resorption.
How to use Etifem-200mg?
Etifem-200mg is an oral medication that you can only take upon the advice of your physician. Take this drug exactly as prescribed. Your dose is based on your condition, the severity of your condition and your response to treatment. Take this medicine on an empty stomach 2 hours before eating or 2 hours after eating. After taking Etifem-200mg, stay fully upright. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes. Take Etifem-200mg only with water.
What are the side effects of Etifem-200mg?
Etifem-200mg may cause some unwanted side effects aside from its intended side effects. Some of the common side effects are:
- Stomach upset
Serious side effects are:
- Worsening of bone, joint and muscle pain
- Jaw pain
- Unusual pain in the hips, groin and thigh
- Mood change
- Signs of infection
Warnings and Precautions
- Etifem-200mg interacts with calcium and other trivalent or divalent cations.
- Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while taking Etifem-200mg.
- Do not use more than what is recommended by your physician.
- Have regular dental exam while using Etifem-200mg. This drug can cause serious jawbone problems.