Media Articles Related to Boniva Injection (Ibandronic Acid)
A technique has been patented that opens the door to the development of new drugs against osteoporosis
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.03.06]
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have opened the door to the development of new drugs against osteoporosis, one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world, especially among women 65 or over.
Breast cancer treatments could increase risk of developing osteoporosis or hypertension
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.02.28]
Older women who have overcome breast cancer are likely to struggle with heart disease, osteoporosis and hypertension further on in their lives. Whether these conditions occur or not is influenced by the treatment that patients received to fight cancer, their overall weight and their age.
Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study
Source: MedicineNet alendronate Specialty [2014.01.03]
Title: Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/2/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Treating parasitic infections with statin, osteoporosis drug combo
Source: Statins News From Medical News Today [2013.10.21]
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. They published their findings recently in PLOS Pathogens.
Osteoporosis Drug Aids Young People With Cystic Fibrosis Not Helped By Standard Treatments
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2013.06.06]
The first randomised trial to investigate the treatment of low bone density in young people with cystic fibrosis (CF), published Online First in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, provides compelling evidence that alendronate (a drug that curbs bone loss) is safe and can help increase bone mineral density (BMD) in young patients with CF after standard treatment with calcium and vitamin D has failed.
Published Studies Related to Boniva Injection (Ibandronic Acid)
Long-term safety of intravenous ibandronic acid for up to 4 years in metastatic breast cancer: an open-label trial. 
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite their widespread use in metastatic bone disease, some bisphosphonate drugs are associated with adverse events (AEs), particularly renal toxicity, adding to treatment burdens and increasing healthcare costs. Ibandronic acid is a single-nitrogen bisphosphonate with high efficacy against bone events and metastatic bone pain, and a renal safety profile compar- able to that of placebo. In this study, the safety of ibandronic acid was examined over a period of 4 years... CONCLUSION: This 96-week open-label safety extension of a phase III, placebo-controlled trial demonstrates that long-term use of intravenous ibandronic acid is well tolerated.
Patient preference for once-monthly ibandronate versus once-weekly alendronate in a randomized, open-label, cross-over trial: the Boniva Alendronate Trial in Osteoporosis (BALTO). [2005.12]
CONCLUSIONS: Significantly more women with postmenopausal osteoporosis preferred once-monthly ibandronate therapy to once-weekly alendronate therapy, and found the once-monthly regimen to be more convenient. Ease of following a treatment regimen for a long time was the most common reason given for the patients' preferences.
Renal function changes and NHS resource use in breast cancer patients with metastatic bone disease treated with IV zoledronic acid or oral ibandronic acid: a four-centre non-interventional study. [2010.03]
AIMS: To describe renal function monitoring practice in patients with metastatic bone disease (MBD) treated with IV zoledronic acid (ZA) and oral ibandronic acid (IA), the management pathways and NHS hospital resources used... CONCLUSION: Although limited by retrospective design, these results demonstrate that in many patients, CrCl is not calculated before or during treatment with bisphosphonates. Renal function deteriorated in many patients during therapy. In view of these effects, practice should be reviewed to ensure appropriate dosing.
Oral versus intravenous ibandronic acid: a comparison of treatment options for metastatic bone disease. [2008.12]
PURPOSE: This trial is the first to compare directly the clinical response to and safety of oral and intravenous (IV) ibandronic acid for metastatic bone disease... CONCLUSION: Oral and IV ibandronic acid for bone metastases have similar efficacy and tolerability.
Managing neoplastic bone disease with ibandronic acid: a preclinical and clinical data update. [2008.12]
CONCLUSIONS: Ibandronate remains the only bisphosphonate with approved oral and intravenous formulations; ibandronate should be considered when designing a bisphosphonate-containing regimen for patients with bone metastases from breast cancer.
Clinical Trials Related to Boniva Injection (Ibandronic Acid)
BONVIVA(Ibandronate) PMS(Post-marketing Surveillance ) [Recruiting]
BONCURE Study: A Study of Monthly Bonviva (Ibandronate) in Women With Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis on Bisphosphonate Therapy. [Active, not recruiting]
This single arm study will assess patient preference for monthly Bonviva, versus daily or
weekly alendronate or risedronate, in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Patients
currently on a daily or weekly regimen of bisphosphonate therapy (alendronate or risedronate)
will answer a questionnaire to identify patients who may benefit from a monthly Bonviva
regimen. Eligible patients will then discontinue their present bisphosphonate treatment, and
switch to monthly Bonviva 150mg po. At the beginning and end of Bonviva treatment, all
patients will complete an Osteoporosis Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire. The anticipated
time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is 500+ individuals.
A Study of Bonviva (Ibandronate) in Women With Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Previously Treated With Bonviva [Completed]
This 2 arm study will assess the long-term efficacy and safety of oral treatment with 100mg
or 150mg Bonviva in women with post-menopausal osteoporosis who have previously completed
Bonviva study BM16549 (MOBILE study). Patients will receive Bonviva either 100mg po monthly,
or 150mg po monthly. Patients will also receive daily supplementation with vitamin D and
calcium. The anticipated time of study treatment is 2+ years, and the target sample size is
BONVIVA(Ibandronate) Injection PMS(Post-marketing Surveillance) [Recruiting]
BEATRIS Study: A Study of Adherence to Bonviva (Ibandronate) Once Monthly in Women With Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis [Active, not recruiting]
This 2 arm study will assess the impact of Bone Marker Feedback (BMF), using blood sampling
and communication of the results at 2 months, on adherence to monthly Bonviva (150mg po) in
women with post-menopausal osteoporosis. Patients will be randomized into either 1) a group
which receives bone marker feedback or 2)a group which does not receive feedback on the
results. The study will also assess patient satisfaction with treatment with once monthly
Bonviva. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size
is 500+ individuals.