Boniva is a drug designed to prevent and treat osteoporosis in women, post mensuration and skeletal fractures related to metastasis in people fighting cancer.
Bones become more susceptible to damage and fracture leading to the development of osteoporosis with time. The factors contributing to it or pacing up the process include menopause, aging and long-term use of corticosteroid medicine use. It may also be used in the treatment of hypercalcemia. The medicine is available in two forms; tablet and injectable solution in different concentrations.
Boniva belongs to the category of medicine known as biphosphates. It functions by altering the process of bone forming and breaking. It strengthens the bones by adding to its mass which prevents them from breaking easily and makes them stronger.