Generic Name: ibandronate (eye BAN dro nayt)
Brand Names: Boniva
What is ibandronate? Ibandronate is in the group of medicines called
bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and
breakdown in the body. Ibandronate slows bone loss while increasing bone mass,
which may prevent bone fractures. Ibandronate is used to treat or prevent
osteoporosis in women after menopause. Ibandronate may also be used for purposes
other than those listed in this medication guide.