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Bomastren Solution for Injection


Overview

Introduction

Bomastren Solution for Injection is a man-made version of parathyroid hormone used to treat men and postmenopausal women who have severe osteoporosis with a high risk of fractures. It works by stimulating new bone formation, which improves bone density and decreases the risk of spinal fractures.

Bomastren Solution for Injection should be injected under the skin or given by a healthcare professional. You should use it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Usually, it is recommended to take it for a maximum period of 2 years. However, follow the doctor’s advice and complete the course even if you feel better. It should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of  2°C to 8°C.

Some common side effects of this medicine include joint pain, injection site reactions (such as pain, swelling, and redness) and leg cramps. consult with your doctor if any of these bother you or do not go away. 

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have kidney stones or any other kidney problems, as it can cause an increase in the amount of calcium in blood or urine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should also consult with their doctors before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise a bone scan to monitor the progress of your treatment.

Uses of Bomastren Solution for Injection

Side effects of Bomastren Solution for Injection

Common
  • Joint pain
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Nausea
  • Leg cramps

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Bomastren Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Bomastren Solution for Injection works

Bomastren Solution for Injection is a synthetic form of a natural human hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). It works by increasing the number and activity of bone-forming cells (osteoblasts). This strengthens the bones and minimizes the risk of fractures.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Bomastren Solution for Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bomastren Solution for Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Bomastren Solution for Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bomastren Solution for Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bomastren Solution for Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bomastren Solution for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bomastren Solution for Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Bomastren Solution for Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bomastren Solution for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Bomastren Solution for Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Bomastren Solution for Injection should be injected every day under the skin (subcutaneous injection) of the thigh or abdomen.
  • Do not take it for more than 2 years.
  • You may have low blood pressure and dizziness during the initial few days.
  • If you feel dizzy (light-headed) after injection, sit or lie down until you feel better.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience nausea, vomiting, constipation, low energy, or muscle weakness. These may be signs of high calcium levels in your blood.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Patient Concerns

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Teriparatide is this injection advisable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Yes, it's good in Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis I am using terifrac 750mg injection for past 5months still I could not see any difference i am suffering from back pain for 6years
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly share your any reports which you have done
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FAQs

Q. Is Bomastren a steroid?

No, Bomastren is not a steroid. However, this medicine may be used to treat osteoporosis caused by long-term use of steroids. Generally, this medicine is used to treat osteoporosis in women of postmenopausal age group and in men who have increased risk of fracture.

Q. Can I take this medication in long term for osteoporosis?

Bomastren should not be taken for longer than 2-year course. It is important to inform the doctor if you have taken this medication in the past, as you should not receive more than one treatment of 24 months course more than once in your lifetime.

Q. How is Bomastren stored at home?

Always keep this medicine stored in a refrigerator at a temperature of about 2°C to 8°C. Be cautious, the temperature should not decrease further as freezing may cause the medicine to get damaged and can lead to loss of activity. Therefore, avoid placing the Bomastren pens close to the ice compartment of the refrigerator. If properly stored this medication can be used up to 28 days after the first injection. If the pen is not empty within 28 days please discard it safely.

Q. Who should not use Bomastren?

The doctor will decide whether the medicine is required for a patient or not. There are few conditions in which the use of Bomastren should be avoided such as in patients with kidney impairment, Paget’s disease, any type of bone cancers or unexplained high levels of serum calcium. It should also be avoided by children, young adult or growing age, pregnant or lactating females. Hence, before starting the medication inform the doctor about any medical condition and the medication you are taking. This will help the doctor to design a proper therapy for you.

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References
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