Zoledronic acid (Reclast) is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone (a condition in which the bones are soft and weak and may be deformed, painful, or easily broken). Zoledronic acid (Zometa) is used to treat high levels of calcium in the blood that may be caused by certain types of cance
What are the side effects of zoledronic acid infusion?
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking zoledronic acid:
- Fever usually mild and short lived.
- Flu-like symptoms; mild fever sometimes accompanied by malaise, chills, fatigue and flushing
Does zoledronic acid increase bone density?
Zoledronic acid is given once a year as an intravenous (IV) infusion to treat osteoporosis. It is also given every two years as an IV infusion to prevent osteoporosis. Zoledronic acid increases bone density and reduces the incidence of the spine and non-spine fractures, including hip fractures.
Does zoledronic acid cause weight gain?
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Reclast including urinating less than usual or not at all; drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, swelling, weight gain, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling (especially around your mouth), …
Does zoledronic acid relieve pain?
Zoledronic acid reduces the activity of the osteoclasts. This can help reduce pain and strengthen the bone. Zoledronic acid also reduces the amount of calcium that is lost from the bones. This helps calcium levels in the blood return to normal.