What is Zometa?
Zometa is prescribed to treat hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). This sometimes occurs alongside types of cancer. It can also be used alongside chemotherapy to treat bone problems when cancer from other parts of the body spreads to the bones.
This medication is applied via injection as recommended by your doctor. The site of the injection is a vein for 15 minutes.
Zometa works by reducing the amount of calcium released into your blood from the bones. It can also protect the bones from fractures by slowing down the breakdown of bones caused by cancer. It is classified as a bisphosphonate. They are often used to treat bone metastases and multiple myeloma.
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Zometa. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Zometa online.
- trouble breathing with exercise
- chest pain
- swollen glands
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or mouth
- nausea or vomiting
- rapid weight gain
- lack or loss of strength
- black, tarry stools
- neck pain
- sore throat
- muscle pain or cramps
- sensation of spinning
- blurred vision
- muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
- painful or difficult urination
- sunken eyes
- irregular heartbeat
- Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- lower back or side pain
- sudden sweating
- shaking of the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
- pounding in the ears
- numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
- muscle trembling or twitching
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Zometa online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
The following drugs are known to interact with Zometa. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs including prescription medicines.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Vitamin D3
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