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Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is 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. It is also used to treat high levels of calcium in people who have cancer.

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is given by a doctor or nurse. How much you are given, and how often, will be decided by your doctor. It may just be a single injection or you may need regular injections depending upon your underlying condition. 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. Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is only part of a treatment program 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, and nausea. These are usually mild and will disappear after a short time. If they do not go away, tell your doctor. Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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 if you notice any of these.

You should not be given this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also, let your doctor know what other medicines 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 calcium levels. Avoid smoking as it 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 Zolfrac Injection

Benefits of Zolfrac Injection

In Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause. This condition can be treated with bone-strengthening medicines. Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. It slows down the rate at which bone is broken down in your body. This maintains bone density and reduces your risk of breaking a bone. The injection is usually given once every year to treat osteoporosis and every two years to prevent it.

You can help improve the strength of your bones by doing regular exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise), eating healthy foods containing calcium and Vitamin D, and reducing your consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective.

In Hypercalcemia

Calcium is a mineral found in different places in your body and has many functions including bone growth. Most of your calcium should be in your bones. When you have more calcium in your blood than normal it is called hypercalcaemia. It is a serious condition and affects a large number of people with cancer. Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. It reduces the amount of calcium in your blood by slowing down the rate at which bone is broken down in your body. This medicine is normally only given once by injection to treat hypercalcaemia, but you may need additional doses. Make sure you attend all appointments with your doctor.

Being immobile makes hypercalcaemia worse. Whenever possible you should take regular exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise. Do not take calcium or vitamin D3 supplements and try to decrease your intake of these in your diet.

Side effects of Zolfrac Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zolfrac

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

How to use Zolfrac Injection

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

How Zolfrac Injection works

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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
Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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 Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zolfrac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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.
  • Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection 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 Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • Do not take Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Bisphosphonate Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zolfrac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ciprix, Capreo, Capreotec
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Neokanyn
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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How safe it is to take zolfrac 5mg injection for Arthiostoporotic
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Get your Renal (Kidney) function tests" done before taking this injection"If they are normal than its safe
Teriparatide is this injection advisable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Yes, it's good in Osteoporosis
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FAQs

Q. What is Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection? What is it used for?

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection belongs to a class of medicines called bisphosphonates that prevents abnormal breakdown of the bones. Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis and fractures in people with metastatic cancer (a cancer which spreads to newer areas of the body). It may also be used to treat hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels).

Q. How does Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection work?

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection works by increasing the density of the bones which helps in preventing osteoporosis. In addition to that, it helps to treat high calcium levels in the blood caused due to secondary bone cancer. Also, it is helpful in treating metastasis of bone which is caused due to breast cancer.

Q. How long should I take Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection?

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. The medicine takes around 6 month to show its maximum benefits on bones. However, in some cases, the doctor may suggest Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection for a longer duration. The exact duration will depend on the condition you are being treated for.

Q. How is Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection administered?

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection should be administered by a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection.

Q. Why can you not lie down after taking Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection?

One should not lie down after taking Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection as there is a possibility that the medication might come back up into the esophagus (food pipe). Due to this the esophagus may also get damaged. Staying upright will help the medicine to settle down quickly in your stomach and prevent side effects like heartburn and pain.

Q. Is Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection safe?

Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make?

To get maximum benefit from Zolfrac 5mg/100ml Injection, there are certain lifestyle changes that you must adhere to. Include some calcium or Vitamin D rich foods for bone strength. Try to spend more time in sunlight to get natural vitamin D. Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption as they may harm your bones. You can take up an exercise regime such as walking and low-impact aerobics as they are good for your bones. Similarly, you can try strength-training exercises where you use your own body weight which in turn improve bone health.

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