Zoledronic acid is generally used in treatment of the treatment of osteoporosis. Used in treatement of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.
muscle or joint) pain
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
How it works
Zoledronic acid is a bisphosphonate. It makes the condition better by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bones and minimizes the risk of fractures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Zoledronic acid safe? Zoledronic acid is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. What is Zobone injection used for? Zobone is a trade name for active drug Zoledronic acid. It is used to treat thinning and weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) and osteoporosis associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy in post-menopausal women and adult men at increased risk of fracture. It is also used to treat Paget's disease of the bone (disease causing enlarged and misshapen bones due to abnormal bone destruction and growth) in adults, to prevent bone complications, e.g. fractures, in adult patients due to spread of cancer from other organs to bone, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood in adult patients where it is too high due to the presence of a tumor (tumor-induced hypercalcemia). It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Is Zoledronic acid a steroid/a chemotherapy drug/a bisphosphonate? Zoledronic acid is not a steroid or a chemotherapy drug. Zoledronic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It is used to treat thinning and weakening of bones, which may also be associated with cancer.
Q. How is Zoledronic acid stored? Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist knows how to store Zoledronic acid properly. Zoledronic acid solution for infusion should preferably be used immediately after first opening. If it is not used immediately, it should be stored in a refrigerator at 2Â°Câ€“8Â°C for not more than 24 hours
Q. How long do Zoledronic acid side effects last? Side effects like flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, chills, and bone, joint or muscle pain may begin during the first 3 days after receiving Zoledronic acid injection and may last 3 to 14 days.The duration of other side effects will depend upon its severity, intensity and the system involved, which would be adjudged by your doctor. Consult your doctor for any side effect and its treatment
Q. How long does Zoledronic acid stay in the body? After you stop taking Zoledronic acid, as per the reports it can stay in your blood for approximately 146 hours and in your bones for a very long period of time.
Your doctor has prescribed Zoledronic acid to make your bones stronger and lower the risk of fractures.Take it in the morning at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking the medication so the medicine doesn't irritate your food pipe.It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.It's important to look after your mouth and teeth as much as possible while you're taking. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about taking Zoledronic acid.
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