- Zoledronate used to treat bone disease such as osteoporosis and Paget's disease.
- Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to be thinner and weaker than normal. This means that they can break (fracture) easily, such as after a small bump or fall. In osteoporosis zoledronate prevent bone loss, increase bone thickness and lower your risk of spine and hip fractures. For the treatment of osteoporosis, zoledronate injection is used if the tablet forms of bisphosphonates are unsuitable for you.
- In Paget's disease the abnormal bone growth causes deformity and pain. Zoledronate can help with this.
- Zoledronate may also be used to reduce the high levels of calcium in the blood (called hypercalcaemia) which can happen with some cancers.
- Zoledronate is given by injection, as a drip into the vein. It belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates.
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