19 Dec 2010
I don't know the exact prescribing criteria but your oncologist must be right, they know of all the current research and protocols of treatment.
Zometa (zoledronic acid - sometimes called zoledronate) is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). Zoledronic acid inhibits the release of calcium from bones.
Zometa is used to treat high blood levels of calcium caused by cancer (hypercalcemia of malignancy). Zometa also treats multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer) or bone cancer that has spread from elsewhere in the body.
- Zometa Information for Consumers
- Zometa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zometa (detailed)
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