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Aclasta 5 mg Infusion


Overview

Introduction of Aclasta Infusion

Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is used to treat high levels of a mineral called calcium in people who have cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones.

Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is given by a doctor or nurse. You will not need to do this yourself. How much you are given, and how often, will be decided by your doctor. It may just be a single injection but if you are being treated for bone problems caused by the spread of cancer you may need regular injections. Your doctor will ask you to drink plenty of water before the injection, to avoid getting dehydrated. It may take several days to get the full benefit of this drug. Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is only part of a programme of treatment that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.

The most common side effects include headache, flu-like symptoms, muscle pain, feeling or being sick and eye problems (conjunctivitis). These are usually mild and will disappear after a short time. If they do not go away, tell your doctor. Aclasta 5 mg Infusion can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you take diuretic medicine (water pills), or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low levels of calcium in the blood and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and need urgent medical attention. Tell your doctor straight away.

You should not be given this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also let your doctor know what other drugs you are taking. Some of them may affect, or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and mineral levels. Avoid smoking or try to quit as smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.

Uses of Aclasta Infusion

Aclasta Infusion side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea

How to use Aclasta Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Aclasta Infusion works

Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is a bisphosphonate. It works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bones and minimizes the risk of fractures.

Aclasta Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Aclasta 5 mg Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aclasta 5 mg Infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Aclasta 5 mg Infusion may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Aclasta 5 mg Infusion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Aclasta 5 mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Aclasta Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Aclasta 5 mg Infusion, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • It is given by injection into a vein, usually over at least 15 minutes or as directed by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.
  • It can lower the level of calcium in the blood. Take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • You may develop fever or flu like symptoms, such as chills, tiredness and weakness. These are usually temporary and should go away after a few days. You may take a pain reliever/fever reducer to prevent or treat these symptoms.
  • It may cause a rare condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your doctor if you develop sudden pain in your jaw.
  • Your doctor will monitor your response to Aclasta 5 mg Infusion by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aclasta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Bactob
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Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
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Brand(s): Adrovit Z
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Brand(s): Ansurose
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Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aclasta

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She has osteoporosis should she take terifrac injections
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Also ask the treating doctor about Zoledronic acid infusion and also about Calcinase nasal spray
Side effect of osteoporosis tab
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please mention the contents of the tablet
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FAQs

Q. How to cope-up with nausea and vomiting that occurs after taking Aclasta?

Nausea and vomiting due to Aclasta maybe temporary and it will go away within a day. If you are experiencing nausea or vomiting after having Aclasta, try distracting yourself with some work, and you should try to get plenty of fresh air to minimize your nausea.You should drink plenty of water or electrolytes solution (ORS) after vomiting to prevent dehydration. Please contact your doctor if you had more than 3 episodes of vomiting.

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