Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Etidronate

Synonym(s): Didronel

Introduction

Name

  • Etidronate.

Class of drug

  • Biphosphonate.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used to treat acute moderate to severe hypercalcemia when other treatment regimes are ineffective.
  • Used for long term therapy of chronic hypercalcemia.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Aminoglycosides
  • Concurrent use may result in severe hypocalcemia.
    Antacids, calcium, iron salts
  • Reduced absorption of biphosphonates is seen if administered concurrently with the above; administer 2 hours apart.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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