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Brand name: Zometa

Zometa is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) zoledronic acid. On this page you will find out more about Zometa, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: zoledronic acid

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zometa 4 mg/100 mL injection solution, 100 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Prevention of skeletal-related events (pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, radiation to bone or surgery to bone) in patients with advanced malignancies involving bone. Treatment of tumour-induced hypercalcaemia.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution in a 100 mL colourless plastic vial, grey rubber stopper, aluminium cap with flip-off lid
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous Infusion
Medicine schedule
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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