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- What brand names are available for zoledronic acid?
- Is zoledronic acid available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for zoledronic acid?
- What are the uses for zoledronic acid?
- What are the side effects of zoledronic acid?
- What is the dosage for zoledronic acid?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with zoledronic acid?
- Is zoledronic acid safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about zoledronic acid?
What is the dosage for zoledronic acid?
- For treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, a single 5 mg infusion once a year is recommended.
- For prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis the recommended dose is 5 mg every two years.
- Paget's disease of bone is treated with a single 5 mg infusion. Patients with Paget's disease should also receive 1500 mg of elemental calcium and 800 IU vitamin D daily, especially during the two weeks after the injection of Reclast.
- For prevention or treatment of steroid-induced osteoporosis, the recommended dose is 5 mg once yearly.
Which drugs or supplements interact with zoledronic acid?
- Combining Reclast with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamycin or loop diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or bumetanide (Bumex) may lead to reduced calcium in blood.
- Reclast should be used with caution in patients who are taking drugs that affect kidney function because Reclast has been associated with reduced kidney function.
- Since Reclast contains the same active ingredient as zoledronic acid (Zometa), patients treated with Zometa should not receive Reclast.
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