is brand name for ibandronate. It belongs to bisphosphonates group of medicines. It is used for treatment of osteoporosis in women after menopause. It also prevents osteoporosis by affecting the bone formation and breakdown cycle. It slows down the process of bone loss and alongside increases bone mass. This alteration prevents bone fractures. Though it is mainly used to treat osteoporosis, it is also used for other purposes as well.

It has been linked to many severe side effects. There are a large number of Women using Boniva for treatment or prevention of osteoporosis in women after menopause. Other way to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause is hormone replacement therapy. But this therapy has shown increased risk of heart disease and . This has led more and more women to use bisphosphonates drugs as Boniva in earlier age.

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