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Brand name: Astazol TM

Active ingredients: zoledronic acid

What it is used for

Treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to reduce the incidence of hip, vertebral and nonvertebral fractures.,Treatment of osteoporosis in patients over 50 years of age with a history of at least one low trauma hip fracture, to reduce the incidence of further fractures.,To increase bone mineral density in men with osteoporosis.,To increase bone mineral density in patients with osteoporosis associated with long term glucocorticoid use.,To prevent glucocorticoid-induced bone mineral density loss.,Treatment of Paget's disease of bone.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution in a clear, colourless bag with one port and connector with a grey rubber membrane.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient zoledronic acid

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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