Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Reclast
  2. Zometa

Descriptions


Zoledronic acid injection is used to treat hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood) that may occur in patients with some types of cancer. It is also used to treat a cancer called multiple myeloma (tumors formed by the cells of the bone marrow) or certain types of bone metastases (the spread of cancer to the bone).

Zoledronic acid injection is used to treat Paget's disease of the bone in men and women. It is also used in men with osteoporosis and in women with osteoporosis who have gone through menopause. This medicine is used to reduce the risk of having more fractures in patients who have had a recent hip fracture.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, zoledronic acid is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Bone loss, in men, from taking certain medicines for prostate cancer.
  • Bone loss, in breast cancer patients, from hormone therapy (prevention).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Powder for Solution