Etifem 200Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Dabur India Ltd
Medicine composition: Etidronate
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Etifem 200Mg Tablet is a drug that is mainly used to prevent bone fractures. It is also used in the treatment of Paget’s syndrome and heterotopic ossification in people. These problems are found in people who have had total hip replacements or have sustained injuries to the spine.

This drug is a bisphosphonate that works by binding to hydroxyapatite crystals in the matrix of the bone. This results in the reduction of the number of osteoclasts which in turn decreases bone resorption. It may also induce bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts.

This medication should be taken empty stomach once a day. Take the tablet with a glass of water and do not eat or drink anything just before or after taking this drug. Do not take any other medications including antacids and vitamin supplements that may contain magnesium, calcium, aluminium or iron.

It is advised to consume this medication as directed by the doctor. Patients are advised to consume supplemental calcium and vitamin D, if dietary intake is inadequate.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Orthopaedics-Others before using this medicine.

The drug is used to treat:

  • Paget's Disease

  • Hypersensitivity

The side effects of this medication include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should not take this drug. It is advised to consult the doctor before using this drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    In case of breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking the medicine.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Please consult your doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Consult your doctor before driving.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action for this medication is about 1 to 3 months.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of effect can persist upto 12 months.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Etifem 200Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This medicine belongs to a class of bisphosphonate drugs which is used for the treatment of osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone and heterotopic ossifications. It works by slowing the rate of new bone formation and removal of old bones thereby increasing bone density and decrease bone fractures.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Lab Test


    No information available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with calciferol, calcium carbonate, celebrex, lipitor, mobic, pamidronate, etc.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this medicine if you suffer from osteomalacia, upper gastrointestinal disease, renal disease, etc.
  • Interaction with Food


    No information available.

Ques: What is Etifem 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medicine is used to treat bone fractures.

Ques: How long do I need to use Etifem 200Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Etifem 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Etifem 200Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, consume it once in a day. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Etifem 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Etifem 200Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Etifem 200Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Etifem 200Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Etifem 200Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Etifem 200Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Etifem 200Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Etifem 200Mg Tablet ?
FAQs about Etifem 200Mg Tablet