Proper Use

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Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance for unwanted effects.

Swallow the tablet whole with a large glass (8 ounces) of plain water. Do not drink mineral water, milk, coffee, juice, or any other liquid when you take the tablet. It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, either 2 hours before or 2 hours after eating.

Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine.

It is important that you eat a well-balanced diet with an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. Your doctor can help you choose the best diet for your condition.

If you use calcium supplements, mineral supplements, indomethacin, or aspirin, take them either 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take tiludronate. If you use antacids, wait at least 2 hours after your dose before you take the antacid. If you take these medicines together with tiludronate, it may keep the medicine from working properly.

Tiludronate takes up to 3 months to work. If you feel that the medicine is not working, talk to your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine without checking with your doctor.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For treating Paget's disease:
      • Adults—400 milligrams (mg) once a day for at least 3 months.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.