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Zoledronic Acid Infusion

What is a Zoledronic Acid?

How is Zoledronic Acid Administered?

Where are Zoledronic Acid Infusions Performed?

What Are the Side Effects?

A full list of side effects can be found in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. Side effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine. You should speak with your doctor, clinic nurse or pharmacist if any of these side effects continue or become troublesome.

The following are commonly experienced side effects and how you may deal with them:

The following are less common but possible serious side effects:


It is important that you tell your doctor, clinic nurse or infusion nurse prior to proceeding with a Zoledronic Acid infusion if:

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I stop oral bisphosphonates (e.g. Fosamax, Ossmax, Densate)?

YES. Oral bisphosphonates need to be ceased the day before your infusion and for one month following your infusion.

Do I need a blood test to check my calcium level prior to the infusion?


How long will it take to feel the effects of the infusion?

You should feel a reduction in your pain over a period of around 6 weeks.

Do the benefits out way the risks?

YES they do.

Is Zoledronic Acid PBS listed?

For certain conditions only. The clinic nurse will advise the cost of the medication.

Do I need to be monitored after the infusion?

YES, for a period of around 15 minutes.

If you require further explanation of the procedure, please contact the nurses at Hunter Pain Specialists on (02) 4985 1800.

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