Zoldonat Injection for Osteoporosis Treatment
- Longer shelf life
- Hygienically prepared
- Effective results
see It is used:
- To treat thinning and weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) in post-menopausal women and adult men at increased risk of fracture.
- To treat thinning and weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy (used to treat inflammation).
- 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).
How it works
- Zoledronic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It works by slowing bone breakdown, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood.
Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Back pain, Pain in extremity, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Diarrhoea, Fever, Headache, Influenza like symptoms.
- Do take calcium, vitamin D supplements, in addition to adequate amount of water as directed by your doctor. However, avoid excess water intake (over hydration) if you are at risk of heart failure.)
- Do not take zoledronic acid
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the zoledronic acid, to any bisphosphonates or to any of the other ingredients of the zoledronic acid
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
- If you have low blood calcium level (hypocalcaemia)
- If you have severe kidney problem with creatinine clearance < 35 ml/min
- Zoledronic acid should not be used in adolescents and children below the age of 18 years.
- Do talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
- If you have or have had a kidney problem
- If you have or have had pain, swelling or numbness of the jaw, a feeling of heaviness in the jaw or loosening of a tooth.
- If you are having dental treatment or are due to undergo dental surgery
- If you are elderly
- If you are unable to take daily calcium supplements.
- If you have had some or all of the parathyroid glands in your neck surgically removed.
- If you have had sections of your intestine removed.