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zoledronic acid

( ZOE-le-dron-ik AS-id )
Funding:
Exceptional Access Program
  • zoledronic acid - Bony metastases in hormone refractory prostate cancer as well as other cancers, with specific criteria
New Drug Funding Program
  • Zoledronic Acid - Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer
Other Name(s): Zometa® (multiple brands available)
Appearance: Colourless solution mixed into larger bags of fluids

Patient Info Sheet

Jun 2017

What it is used for

  • Zoledronic acid may:
    • Help relieve bone pain and prevent broken bones in some types of cancer that has spread to the bones
    • Be used to remove excess calcium in the blood that is a problem with some types of cancer
    • Be used as part of anticancer treatment to prevent breast cancer from coming back

 



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