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Published: 9/2021

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Minodronic Acid Tab 50mg "NIG"
 Active ingredient:
Minodronic acid hydrate
 Dosage form:
very light red oval tablet, major axis: 12.1 mm, minor axis: 6.1 mm, thickness: 4.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ミノドロン酸錠50mg「NIG」,4週に1回1錠のむお薬です,骨粗しょう症治療剤,Minodronic Acid Tab.50mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses bone resorption by acting upon cells (osteoclasts) which destroy bone tissue, thereby increasing bone mass and making bones resistant to fractures.
It is usually used to treat osteoporosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have esophageal stricture or any disorder delaying the passage of esophagus.
    If you are unable to stand or sit upright for more than 30 minutes.
    If you have hypocalcemia.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (50 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once every 4 weeks on awaking, with adequate amount of water (about 180 mL). At least for the first 30 minutes after taking the medicine, do not lie down, and refrain from eating, drinking (including mineral water that contains plenty of calcium or magnesium) or taking other medicine, except water. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine may irritate your mouth and throat. Avoid chewing or sucking this medicine.
  • This medicine may irritate your mouth and throat. Avoid chewing or sucking this medicine. Do not take this medicine before going to bed or while lying in bed.
  • By the time you have realized you missed a dose, but have not taken any foods or beverages, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you have taken some foods or beverages, skip the missed dose for the day and take a dose at the time of awaking the next day. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Try to ingest calcium through meals, etc.
  • Maintain your oral hygiene while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your dentist or oral surgeon that you are taking this medicine when you receive the dental treatment such as extraction.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include stomach/abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain and gastritis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • chest/abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, black stool [upper gastrointestinal disorder]
  • pain/swelling of jaw, numbness of jaw, loose teeth [osteonecrosis of the jaw, osteomyelitis of the jaw]
  • ear discharge, ear pain [osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal]
  • pain of the thigh/inguinal region, pain of the forearm [atypical subtrochanteric, proximal femoral fracture and proximal ulnar diaphyseal fracture]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist or medical facility how to discard unneeded medicine.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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