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Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion

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Composition for Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion

100 ml in 1 bottle
Medicine Overview of Gemdronic Infusion

Uses of Gemdronic Infusion

Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. It treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.

Gemdronic Infusion side effects


Side Effects of Gemdronic are Headache, Back pain, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Indigestion, Heartburn, Diarrhoea.

How to use Gemdronic Infusion

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

How Gemdronic Infusion works

Gemdronic 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.
In Depth Information on Gemdronic Infusion

Expert advice for Gemdronic Infusion

  • You have been prescribed Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion for the treatment of osteoporosis. 
  • It may also be used to treat high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) or bone damage and pain that may occur with cancer.
  • 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.
  • Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion 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 Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • Do not take Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Gemdronic Infusion related warnings

Special precautions for Gemdronic Infusion
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Gemdronic 5 mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gemdronic Infusion?

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gemdronic

I have regular pain in knees. Specially while sitting and standing.doctor said it's starting of osteoporosis. What to do
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
ur doctor must have prescribed treatment also u need to have good diet and have regular exercises i will be surprised gif u have osteoporosis at the age of 37
i am osteoporosis patien n taking Fosavance 70mg for last 3 months.I want to know is osteoporosis curable completely?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
it also depends a lot on ur life style be active, lead healthy life, eat good and u will be fine
She is a diabetes and osteoporosis patient feeling very week bone .need any bone supplements or drink.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Get vitamin d checkedTab ccm once a dayCap neurokind once a dayTab celin 1000 mg twice a dayTake all for one montj
I hv underwent an angioplasty in the last year. I also have hip joint problems on both side. Previously I was taking some calcium supplements and some times painkiller or pain reliever tabs. One of the tab microcid 25 , I was frequently having a dose when the pain was acute. But after angioplasty I stopped all medicines on Osteoporosis. I would like to get an advise, shall I consume microcid 25 if the pains are acute? Is microcid is harmful for heart problems? Pls advise. Thanks PATIENT
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Yes can take n minimal side effects
Vitamin d3 deficiency Test- 25 OH Vitamin-D value is 7.2 ng/ml Normal range
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
You have condition called osteoporosis. Take calcarea phos3X 4 tablets 4 times a day in 1/2 cup of warm water along with 1-2hours of direct sunlight exposure at your body. Vit D is processed by your body by sunlight only which helps in calcium binding there is no other way to get vit D absorbed in human body.
I am diabetic, also osteoporosis. Which diagnostic test will show my current status
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. For Osteoporosis, you may go for Bone Mineral Density testing, 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D3 levels, Serum Calcium levels.
Patient has osteoporosis and on calcium tablets bone density showed -2.25 any additional medication required?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Early Morning walk for atleast 15-20 minsMorning walk for atleast 15-20 minsCap Uprise-D3-60k once a week for 3 months

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Frequently asked questions about Gemdronic Infusion

Frequently asked questions about Zoledronic acid
Q. Is zoledronic acid safe?
Zoledronic acid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is Zobone injection used for?
Zobone is a trade name for active drug zoledronic acid. It is used to treat thinning and weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) and osteoporosis associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy in post-menopausal women and adult men at increased risk of fracture. It is also used to treat Paget's disease of the bone (disease causing enlarged and misshapen bones due to abnormal bone destruction and growth) in adults, to prevent bone complications, e.g. fractures, in adult patients due to spread of cancer from other organs to bone, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood in adult patients where it is too high due to the presence of a tumor (tumor-induced hypercalcemia). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is zoledronic acid a steroid/a chemotherapy drug/a bisphosphonate?
Zoledronic acid is not a steroid or a chemotherapy drug. Zoledronic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It is used to treat thinning and weakening of bones, which may also be associated with cancer.
Q. How is zoledronic acid stored?
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist knows how to store zoledronic acid properly. Zoledronic acid solution for infusion should preferably be used immediately after first opening. If it is not used immediately, it should be stored in a refrigerator at 2°C–8°C for not more than 24 hours
Q. How long do zoledronic acid side effects last?
Side effects like flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, chills, and bone, joint or muscle pain may begin during the first 3 days after receiving zoledronic acid injection and may last 3 to 14 days.The duration of other side effects will depend upon its severity, intensity and the system involved, which would be adjudged by your doctor. Consult your doctor for any side effect and its treatment
Q. How long does zoledronic acid stay in the body?
After you stop taking zoledronic acid, as per the reports it can stay in your blood for approximately 146 hours and in your bones for a very long period of time.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Gemdronic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Gemdronic with Neomycin
Medicines with composition Neomycin: Neocin
Gemdronic with Gentamicin
Medicines with composition Gentamicin: Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen, GB Gen, Garacin, Gentadin
Gemdronic with Amikacin
Medicines with composition Amikacin: Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin, Gramika, Amitrex, Welmic, Spakin, Acean, Abiox, Blocin
Gemdronic with Magnesium Hydroxide
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Gemdronic with Zinc
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
Gemdronic with Tobramycin
Medicines with composition Tobramycin: Bactob, Torvis, Tojawa, Cobex, Tobran
Gemdronic with Iron
Medicines with composition Iron: Ansurose, Farus
Gemdronic with Sodium Bicarbonate
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax
Gemdronic with Netilmicin
Medicines with composition Netilmicin: Netyl
Gemdronic with Nimesulide
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Esulide, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide

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