Aclasta 5 mg injection: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Novartis India

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Trade name: Aclasta

Strength: 5 mg

Type: Injection

Active ingredient: Zoledronic acid or zoledronate

Category: Zoledronic acid belongs to a group of drugs called bisphosphonates.

Pregnancy category: Zoledronic acid or zoledronate belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).

Uses: Aclasta 5 mg injection is used to treat high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia of malignancy). It works by by reducing the amount of calcium released from your bones into your blood. It also used to treat bone metastases, osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, paget disease.

How to use: Aclasta 5 mg injection is given into the vein. It is given as an infusion for over 15 minutes at doctors office.

Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle ache, joint pain)

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Dosage: 5 mg by intravenous.

Written by: : team

Date last updated: September 22nd, 2016

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