Zoledronic acid is used to treat osteoporosis (weak bones). It helps to make your bones stronger and less likely to break. It is also sometimes used for other conditions.
Zoledronic acid is given as an infusion into a vein over 15 to 30 minutes.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with zoledronic acid including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Eye pain, changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Joint, muscle or bone aches and pains
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, aches and pains)
|This usually passes after a few days, take paracetamol if needed|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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