Boniva

Ibandronate

Boniva contains the active ingredient Ibandronate and is used to treat osteoporosis. Select your dosage below to view Boniva cost and place your order. Save up to 90% and get FREE standard shipping on prescription medication delivered to your door.

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Medically reviewed by: Samuel Maaiah

Last updated on August 18, 2021

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

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How to buy Boniva (Ibandronate) online?

Boniva can be ordered online through 90daymeds.com or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page on 90daymeds.com.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Boniva is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90-days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider.

Is it safe to order Boniva (Ibandronate) from 90-Day Meds?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Cost

Average US Retail Price 90-Day Meds Price
Boniva 150mg
(3 tablets)
$751.59 $175.00
Ibandronate 150mg
(3 tablets)
$340.36 $49.00

How much does Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) cost?

Above shows a comparison in prices for 3 tablets of brand and generic Boniva 150mg tablets between the average US retail price and 90-Day Meds price.

At 90DayMeds.com, we make sure to keep drug prices low and you can view the Boniva cost savings below:

We provide both brand and generic versions of Boniva 150 mg here at 90-Day Meds. A quantity of 3 tablets of brand Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) costs $175, which comes out to $58.33 per unit. A quantity of 3 tablets of generic Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) costs $49, which comes out to $16.33 per unit.

What is the lowest price of Boniva per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $16.33/unit for generic Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) 150 mg tablets.

Is this price for Boniva without insurance?

The above listed prices are without insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance. However we will give you an official receipt in case it can qualify for a reimbursement from your insurer. We are also unable to adjudicate with U.S. insurance providers.

Why is Boniva cheaper from the United Kingdom than in the United States?

Drug prices are regulated in Canada, United Kingdom, and other countries. This differs from the US as it is a free market economy and pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem a product is worth. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we source medications from these countries.

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Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Boniva available?

Boniva is available as a lower cost generic known as Ibandronate.

How much cheaper is the generic Boniva?

Generic Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) is $126.00 cheaper than brand Boniva.

What is the difference between brand and generic Boniva?

The manufacturer of the brand Boniva is Roche and the manufacturer of generic is UK Various Generics. Both are considered therapeutically equivalent. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.

Shipping

Is shipping available to the United States?

We ship nationwide across the United States. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped.

How much does shipping cost?

Standard shipping is free.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill RX

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with 90-Day Meds. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.

You can also call us at 1-800-416-8019 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About

What is Boniva?

Boniva is a prescription medication that is classified as a bisphosphonate derivative.

Uses

What is Boniva used for?

It is used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

How does it work?

It inhibits osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and turnover resulting in a net gain in bone mass.

Directions

How to take Boniva?

  • You will take your Boniva by mouth 60 minutes before your first food or drink (other than water) of the day and before any supplements or other medications. 
  • You will need to sit in an upright position when taking Boniva with a full glass (6 to 8 oz) of water. Avoid laying down for at least 60 minutes after taking your Boniva to decrease the risk of any gastrointestinal (GI) side effects. 
  • Avoid mineral water high in calcium content.
  • Do not eat or drink for at least 60 minutes after taking your Boniva, except water. 
  • Take your Boniva tablet whole by mouth. Do not chew or suck on it.
  • This medication is a monthly medication.

What dosages are available?

Boniva comes as an intravenous (IV) solution (preservative and preservative free) and tablet. The Boniva IV solution with preservatives comes only as brand and the preservative free formulation comes only as generic. The tablets come as brand and generic forms (150 mg).

What is the recommended dosage?

The recommended dosage for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis is 150 mg by oral route once monthly.

What is the maximum dosage?

150mg is the max recommended dosage

What if I miss a dose?

If your next scheduled dose of Boniva is more than 7 days, you should take one Boniva tablet in the morning after the date that you remembered your missed dose. You should return back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two 150 mg Boniva tablets within the same week.

Precautions

What should you know before you take Boniva?

Bone fractures (atypical femur fractures) have been reported in patients taking bisphosphonates. Patients receiving long-term (> 3 to 5 years) may be at higher risk of bone fractures. The benefits outweigh the risk generally within the first 5 years of bisphosphonate therapy. 

Hypocalcemia has been reported with bisphosphonate use. This must be corrected before the initiation of Boniva therapy.

Although infrequent, there have been reports of severe (and sometimes debilitating) bone, joint, and/or muscle pain with bisphosphonate treatment. 

Use with caution in patients with esophageal disease, dysphagia, duodenitis, ulcers, or gastritis as bisphosphonates may worsen the underlying condition. Stop if new/worsening symptoms occur.

A transient acute phase reaction (flu-like symptoms) can occur, usually within 3 days after the start of the bisphosphonate. Resolution of these symptoms usually occurs within 48 hours after symptom onset. Although rare, it can last > 7 days.

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported, including angioedema, bronchospasm, exacerbation of asthma, anaphylactic reaction/shock (some fatal), Stevens-Johnson syndrome, dermatitis bullous, and erythema multiforme. Stop Boniva if hypersensitivity reactions occur. 

Uveitis and scleritis have been reported with Boniva. Any signs of ocular inflammation may require ophthalmological evaluation.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been reported in some patients taking bisphosphonates. ONJ is also referred to as medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). Known risk factors for MRONJ include cancer diagnosis, invasive dental procedures (e.g., dental implants, bony surgery, tooth extraction), poor dental hygiene, comorbid disorders, and ill-fitting dentures. Risk can be increased with increased duration of bisphosphonate therapy. The manufacturer’s label states that bisphosphonates should be discontinued in patients that require invasive dental procedures to reduce the risk of ONJ. This will be determined by the physician and/or oral surgeon.

Do not use Boniva in patients with severe renal dysfunction ( CrCl < 30 mL/minute).

Oral Boniva is contraindicated in patients who cannot stand or sit upright for at least 60 minutes and in patients with any esophageal abnormalities that delay esophageal emptying (e.g., achalasia or stricture).

Known hypersensitivity to any component of the Boniva formulation. 

Documentation of allergenic cross-reactivity for bisphosphonates is limited but the possibility of cross-sensitivity cannot be ruled out.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Boniva?

Some common side effects include:

  • Dyspepsia
  • Back pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infection 
  • Hypertension 
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, dental disease, constipation
  • Acute phase reaction-like symptoms, hypersensitivity reaction 
  • Influenza 
  • Limb pain, arthralgia, myalgia, arthropathy, weakness 
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia, nasopharyngitis, flu-like symptoms, pharyngitis

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Boniva.

Interactions

Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Polyvalent cation ion containing products can decrease the serum concentration of bisphosphonate derivatives. Avoid administration of any oral medications that contain polyvalent cations at the same time. Avoid these medications for 60 minutes after administration of Boniva.

Food will decrease the absorption of Boniva. Take Boniva on an empty stomach and only with a full glass of water. 

This is not a full list of potential drug-drug-interactions. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about drug-drug-interactions.

Storage

How should this medication be stored?

Boniva should be stored at 25°C (77°F). Excursions can be stored at 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

Pharmacist Tips

  • If your next scheduled dose of Boniva is more than 7 days, you should take one Boniva tablet in the morning after the date that you remembered your missed dose. Do not take two 150 mg Boniva tablets within the same week.
  • If any hypersensitivity reactions occur, stop your Boniva and seek medical attention immediately.

FAQ

Q: Are Boniva and Fosamax the same thing?

They are both bisphosphonate derivatives but they are not the same medication. Boniva is given monthly while Fosamax is given daily or weekly. Boniva is ibandronate while Fosamax is alendronate

Q: Is Boniva a pill or injection?

Boniva is available as a pill (tablet) and injection.

Q: Is Boniva over the counter?

No. Boniva requires a prescription.

Q: Is Boniva safe?

With all medications, there are some risks of side effects occurring. The risk and benefits will be determined by your doctor and you to determine if Boniva is right for you.

Q: Does Boniva increase bone density?

Yes. Boniva is a bisphosphonate, which inhibits bone resorption. This will cause an indirect increase in bone mineral density.

DISCLAIMER:

This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs before taking any medication.