- Are Prolia and Zometa the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Prolia?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zometa?
- What is Prolia?
- What is Zometa?
- What Drugs Interact with Prolia?
- What Drugs Interact with Zometa?
- How Should Prolia Be Taken?
- How Should Zometa Be Taken?
Are Prolia and Zometa the Same Thing?
Zometa is also used to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. Zometa is also used to treat Paget's disease, high blood levels of calcium caused by cancer (hypercalcemia of malignancy), multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer), or metastatic bone cancer.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Prolia?
Common side effects of Prolia include:
- low calcium levels (especially if you have kidney problems),
- back pain,
- muscle pain,
- pain in your arms and legs,
- diarrhea, or
- skin problems (eczema, blisters, dry skin, peeling, redness, itching, small bumps).
- fever/chills, night sweats,
- red/swollen/tender/warm skin (with or without pus),
- severe stomach or abdominal pain,
- ear pain or drainage, trouble hearing,
- frequent/painful/burning urination, or
- pink/bloody urine.
- severe itching, burning, rask, blistering, peeling, or dryness of the skin,
- shortness of breath,
- pinpoint purple or red spots under your skin,
- flu symptoms, or
- weight loss.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zometa?
Common side effects of Zometa include:
- headache, or
- flu-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, muscle/joint aches),
- vision problems,
- tired feeling,
- joint or muscle pain, or
- redness or swelling where the needle was placed.
What is Prolia?
What is Zometa?
Zometa (zolcdronic acid) Injection is a bisphosphonate used to treat Paget's disease, high blood levels of calcium caused by cancer (hypercalcemia of malignancy), multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer), or metastatic bone cancer. Zometa is also used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.
What Drugs Interact With Prolia?
What Drugs Interact With Zometa?
Zometa may interact with diuretics (water pills), lithium, methotrexate, pain or arthritis medicines, medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, IV antibiotics, antiviral medicines, or cancer medicines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you are taking.
How Should Prolia Be Taken?
How Should Zometa Be Taken?
Zometa is administered under physician supervision. The maximum recommended dose of Zometa in hypercalcemia of malignancy or in patients with multiple myeloma and metastatic bone lesions from solid tumors is 4 mg as a single-dose intravenous infusion over no less than 15 minutes. Duration of treatment varies depending on the condition being treated.
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Amgen. Prolia Product Monograph.
Novartis. Zometa Product Monograph.