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boniva vs Alendronate Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of boniva vs Alendronate Sodium for a female aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Boniva (latest outcomes from 16,357 users) has active ingredients of ibandronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Alendronate sodium (latest outcomes from 17,828 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

On Nov, 14, 2014: 12,435 female patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in boniva vs Alendronate Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

boniva ibandronate sodiumnot specified
Alendronate Sodium alendronate sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
bonivaAlendronate Sodium
Arthralgia (joint pain)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Back PainDepression
PainOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)
Bone PainArthralgia (joint pain)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Fall
Pain In ExtremityNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaImpaired Healing
Chest PainBack Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
bonivaAlendronate Sodium
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Jaw Disorder (jaw disease)Depression
Impaired HealingOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)Anxiety
AnxietyDental Caries
Tooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth)Impaired Healing
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Femur FractureOral Infection
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Fall
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Femur Fracture

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Alendronate Sodium9.82%29.46%41.07%14.29%5.36%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Boniva (ibandronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Alendronate Sodium (alendronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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