What is Zometa injection used for?
Zoledronic acid (Zometa) is used to treat high levels of calcium in the blood that may be caused by certain types of cancer.
How do you give IV Zometa?
Intravenous use. Zoledronic Acid (5 mg in 100 ml ready-to-infuse solution) is administered via a vented infusion line and given slowly at a constant infusion rate. The infusion time must not be less than 15 minutes.
How often is Zometa infusion given?
Both Zometa and Aredia are given intravenously, usually every 4 weeks. A study suggests that after being treated with the regular dose of Zometa and/or Aredia for a year, women with bone metastases can get Zometa every 12 weeks and still get the same benefits from the medicine while reducing their risk of side effects.
What are the side effects of zoledronic acid infusion?
- Abdominal or stomach pain.
- back pain.
- bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste.
- bladder pain.
- blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin.
- bone pain.
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings.
- change in taste.
How long does it take to infuse Zometa?
Zometa should be administered by intravenous infusion over no less than 15 minutes [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION]. The most frequently observed adverse events were fever, nausea, constipation, anemia, and dyspnea (see Table 4).
How long does a Zometa infusion take?
This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually over at least 15 minutes. The dosage is based on your medical condition (including your kidney function) and response to treatment.
How long is a Zometa infusion?
How is it given? Zoledronic acid is given as a drip into a vein in your arm. The medical name for this is an intravenous infusion. The infusion takes at least 15 minutes.
How long does a Zometa infusion last?
The maximum recommended dose of Zometa in hypercalcemia of malignancy or in patients with multiple myeloma and metastatic bone lesions from solid tumors is 4 mg as a single-dose intravenous infusion over no less than 15 minutes. Duration of treatment varies depending on the condition being treated.
Can you drive after zoledronic acid infusion?
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine while you are pregnant or breast- feeding. There have been very rare cases of drowsiness and sleepiness with the use of Zoledronic Acid. You should therefore be careful when driving, using machinery or performing other tasks that need full attention.