Zometa Drug Information
Zometa® (zoledronic acid) is a medication commonly prescribed to treat the following conditions:
- High blood calcium levels due to cancer (known medically as hypercalcemia of malignancy)
- Multiple myeloma or solid tumor cancers that have spread to the bone (to help prevent or delay broken bones or other bone damage).
It is given by IV by your healthcare provider, usually at a hospital or cancer clinic or center. The medication should be given over a period of at least 15 minutes (giving it too quickly increases the risk of kidney problems).
Drug information on Zometa should be reviewed with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment to help ensure a safe, effective treatment process. This includes knowing what side effects to watch out for and reporting any medical conditions that your healthcare provider needs to know about.
(Click Zometa to learn more about this drug. This full-length article provides information on how this medication works, how it performed in clinical trials, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)