What is Zoledronic Acid 5mg?
Zoledronic Acid 5mg is used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or the use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones. It is also used to treat high levels of calcium in people who have cancer.
How Zoledronic Acid 5mg is Used?
Zoledronic Acid 5mg Injection is given by a doctor or nurse. How much you are given, and how often, will be decided by your doctor. It may just be a single injection or you may need regular injections depending upon your underlying condition. Your doctor will ask you to drink plenty of water before the injection, to avoid getting dehydrated. It may take several days to get the full benefit of this drug. ZOLDRIC 4 MG INJECTION is only part of a treatment program that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.
Side effects of This Injection
The most common side effects include nausea, fatigue, anemia, bone pain, constipation, fever, vomiting, and breathlessness. It can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you take diuretic medicine (water pills) or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low levels of calcium in the blood and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and need urgent medical attention. Tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.
You should not be given this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also, let your doctor know what other medicines you are taking. Some of them may affect or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and calcium levels. Avoid smoking as it can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.
Brand Name: Natzold
Manufacturer: Natco Pharma