Zoledronic acid


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypocalcaemia, severe renal impairment (CrCl <35 mL/min) and those w/ evidence of acute renal impairment due to an increased risk of renal failure. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ aspirin-sensitive asthma. Mild to moderate renal impairment. Pregnancy. Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Adequately hydrate patients prior to admin. Ensure adequate Ca and vit D intake. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum Ca, Mg, phosphate and electrolytes; haematocrit/Hb (oncology use); biochemical markers of bone turnover (non-oncology use). Prior to therapy, perform dental exam and preventive dentistry in patients at risk of osteonecrosis.
Adverse Reactions
Arthralgia, fever, flu-like symptoms, myalgia, headache, pain in extremity, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, eye inflammation; alopecia, hyperhidrosis, bone/joint/muscle pain, osteonecrosis of the jaw, femoral fracture, hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. urticaria, angioedema), Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, hypotension.
Potentially Fatal: Severe hypocalcaemia, severe kidney problems.
Drug Interactions
Increased exposure of concomitant drugs eliminated by renal excretion (e.g. digoxin). Increased risk of hypocalcaemia w/ loop diuretics. Lowered serum Ca concentrations for prolonged periods w/ aminoglycosides. Increased risk of renal dysfunction w/ nephrotoxic agents.
CIMS Class
Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism
ATC Classification
M05BA08 - zoledronic acid ; Belongs to the class of bisphosphonates. Used in the treatment of bone diseases.
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