Zometa

Last Update May 26, 2016
Zometa is an osteoporosis medication.
Uses: Zometa is prescribed for Bone Mets and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
Other brands: Reclast
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What people say about Zometa

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2.7
Concern level
2.2
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Positive 2,513 "I was scheduled to finally get my 2nd Zometa this Friday... so of course, I get a toothache. ...Called my onc about getting the tooth refilled and he said he wanted me to delay the Zometa for at least... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 2,120 "I am on Aredia now and although it is better, it still messes with my joints. ...Just had an infusion yesterday and my ankles and knees are already stiff again."Read more negative discussions
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Facts about Zometa

D Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Zometa during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Zometa
There may be a negative interaction between Zometa and alcohol.
How do I obtain Zometa?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Zometa?
Injection
What dosages are available?
Solution: 4 mg, 4 mg/100 mL, 4 mg/5 mL
Ingredients
Zoledronic Acid, Zoledronic Acid In Mannitol & Water For Injection
Approval Date
August 20, 2001
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