- Ibandronate Sodium
- Imatinib Mesylate
What is Zoledronic Acid used for?
Zoledronic Acid injection is used to treat high blood levels of calcium (hypercalcemia) caused by cancer. It is also used to treat bone problems (such as fractures) caused by multiple myeloma or cancer. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It works by inhibiting the release of calcium from your bones into your blood. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Zoledronic Acid?
The dosage of Zoledronic Acid prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Zoledronic Acid?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Zoledronic Acid injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.
What if you overdose on Zoledronic Acid?
Any medication received in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Zoledronic Acid, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Zoledronic Acid?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Zoledronic Acid.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Zoledronic Acid, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Zoledronic Acid can interact with certain water pills, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Zoledronic Acid?
Like other medicines, Zoledronic Acid can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Zoledronic Acid are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Zoledronic Acid cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Zoledronic Acid develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Zoledronic Acid can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, tiredness, muscle pain, cough, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, and redness at the injection site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Zoledronic Acid.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Zoledronic Acid?
Is it possible for me to receive Zoledronic Acid with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Zoledronic Acid?
What are the possible drug interactions of Zoledronic Acid?
How will Zoledronic Acid work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Zoledronic Acid drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Zoledronic Acid is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.