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Zoledronic acid (Reclast®, Zometa®) is a medication that has many uses, including the treatment of osteoporosis and the prevention of bone damage caused by cancers that have spread to the bone. It can also treat Paget's disease and high blood calcium due to cancer.
The drug, which is available by prescription, comes in an injectable form that is given by IV. For high blood calcium or Paget's disease, zoledronic acid is given as a single dose (although in some situations, retreatment may be necessary); for osteoporosis, it is given once a year. Possible side effects include fatigue, fever, vomiting, and anemia. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medicine if you have liver disease, kidney disease, asthma, or any allergies.
(Click Zoledronic Acid for more information on how zoledronic acid works for each specific condition, an explanation of how and when the medicine should be taken, and a list of the various strengths and brands available for the drug. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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