Ibandronate sodium and Agranulocytosis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Agranulocytosis is found among people who take Ibandronate sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Ibandronate sodium and have Agranulocytosis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,870 people who have side effects when taking Ibandronate sodium from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Dec, 15, 2022

2,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibandronate sodium.
Among them, 40 people (1.39%) have Agranulocytosis.

What is Ibandronate sodium?

Ibandronate sodium has active ingredients of ibandronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis post-menopausal. eHealthMe is studying from 2,903 Ibandronate sodium users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Agranulocytosis?

Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection) is found to be associated with 3,145 drugs and 3,366 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Ibandronate sodium and Agranulocytosis reports submitted per year:

Could Ibandronate sodium cause Agranulocytosis?

Time on Ibandronate sodium when people have Agranulocytosis *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Agranulocytosis when taking Ibandronate sodium *:

  • female: 94.87 %
  • male: 5.13 %

Age of people who have Agranulocytosis when taking Ibandronate sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.12 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 3.12 %
  • 60+: 68.75 %

Common drugs people take besides Ibandronate sodium *:

  1. Zoledronic Acid: 13 people, 32.50%
  2. Letrozole: 13 people, 32.50%
  3. Calcium: 8 people, 20.00%
  4. Aspirin: 8 people, 20.00%
  5. Furosemide: 7 people, 17.50%
  6. Pregabalin: 7 people, 17.50%
  7. Metformin: 7 people, 17.50%
  8. Vitamin D3: 7 people, 17.50%
  9. Amlodipine: 6 people, 15.00%
  10. Revlimid: 4 people, 10.00%

Common side effects people have besides Agranulocytosis *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 16 people, 40.00%
  2. Fever: 14 people, 35.00%
  3. Bone Pain: 13 people, 32.50%
  4. C-Reactive Protein Increased: 12 people, 30.00%
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 12 people, 30.00%
  6. Red Blood Cell Count Decreased: 10 people, 25.00%
  7. Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function): 10 people, 25.00%
  8. Haemoglobin Decreased: 9 people, 22.50%
  9. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: 9 people, 22.50%
  10. White Blood Cell Count Increased: 8 people, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Breast Cancer: 12 people, 30.00%
  2. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: 8 people, 20.00%
  3. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 3 people, 7.50%
  4. Pain: 2 people, 5.00%
  5. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 2 people, 5.00%
  6. Breast Cancer Female: 2 people, 5.00%
  7. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 2 people, 5.00%
  8. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 5.00%
  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1 person, 2.50%
  10. Diabetes: 1 person, 2.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Ibandronate sodium and have Agranulocytosis?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on ibandronate sodium (the active ingredients of Ibandronate sodium) and Ibandronate sodium (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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