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Etifem 200Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Dabur India Ltd
Medicine composition: Etidronate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Etifem 200Mg Tablet is a drug that is mainly used to treat the problem of bone loss and brittle bones, caused especially in menopausal women that may eventually lead to osteoporosis. It also used in the treatment of Padget’s syndrome and heterotopic ossification in people who have had total hip replacements or have sustained injury to the spine.

Etifem 200Mg Tablet 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.

Etifem 200Mg Tablet should be taken once a day at the same time on an empty stomach. Take the tablet with a glass of water and sit or stand after taking the drug. Do not eat or drink anything, especially dairy products and do not take any other medications including antacids and vitamin supplements that may contain magnesium, calcium, aluminium or iron. Do not take this medicine if you have osteomalacia or kidney problems.

The most common side effects include nausea, diarrhoea, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, blisters or rashes on the skin, pain in the joints or muscles. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Orthopedist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Etifem 200Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Abdominal distension

Difficulty in swallowing



Musculoskeletal (bone

muscle or joint) pain

Esophageal ulcer.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Disonate 200mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect kidney function?

Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Etidronate, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Etifem 200Mg Tablet 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 Medicine

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