What Is Zometa?
Zometa is the trade name under which Novartis sells Zoledronic Acid. It is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates, which alter the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Zometa is used to prevent skeletal fractures in patients with cancers such as multiple myeloma and prostate cancer. It is also prescribed to treat osteoporosis and hypercalcemia. Zometa is administered intravenously in a 4 mg dose over 15 weeks, once every three weeks.
How Can Zometa Harm You?
Zometa can cause atypical fractures in older women and a rare condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw. Typically, women who take Zometa to treat osteoporosis are those who develop atypical fractures. Multiple myeloma patients have historically been those who have contracted osteonecrosis of the jaw. However, because women take Zometa at an earlier age, their longer use may also lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw.
How Can We Help?
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