Ibandronic acid is used to treat and prevent bones from becoming weak and brittle (osteoporosis) in menopausal women. It is also used to treat high calcium levels in the blood due to secondary bone cancer and metastasis of bone due to breast cancer.
Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medication called bisphosphonates. It prevents breakdown of the bones. It also increases the density of the bones thus preventing osteoporosis.