Basic Information On Skelid
Skelid belongs to the category of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It helps in altering the bone formation cycle and bone breakdown in the body. Skelid helps by slowing the bone loss by increasing the bone mass. Increase of bone mass helps in preventing bone fractures. Skelid can be used for the treatment of Paget's disease of the bones. Some people develop osteonecrosis of the jaw or bone loss of jaw while taking medication similar to Skelid. You should be cautious if you observe symptoms like jaw pain, numbness, swelling, gum infection, loose teeth, or slow healing after injury. People are more likely to develop bone loss of jaw, if they have been treated with radiation, chemotherapy or steroids or if they have cancer.
Precautions/Side Effects For Skelid
You should not take Skelid (tiludronate) if you are allergic to tiludronate or any other ingredient of the Skelid drug. You should consult your doctor before taking brand or generic Skelid if you have low blood calcium, any kidney disease, vitamin D deficiency or an ulcer in the esophagus or stomach.
Side effects of brand or generic Skelid include an allergic reaction like hives, swollen face, lips, throat or tongue or difficulty in breathing. Other side effects of tiludronate are chest pain, pain or difficulty in swallowing, burning or pain in the back or under the ribs, worsening heartburn, severe pain in bones, joints or muscles or swelling. Less serious side effects of Skelid are stomach upset or mild heartburn, gas, diarrhea, constipation, back pain or mild joint pain or headache.
The recommended dosage of Skelid is 400-mg to be taken every day orally. This dose should be taken with six to eight ounces of plain water only, as administration of this medicine with any other beverage or food can reduce its absorption. You should not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Skelid. This medication should not be taken within 2 hours of having food. If you are taking calcium or mineral supplements, you should take them at least 2 hours before or after taking Skelid. You should take magnesium or aluminum containing antacids at least 2 hours after taking Skelid. You should not take this medicine within 2 hours of taking indomethacin.
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