The below information on Zometa has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
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Zometa is used to treat patients with high blood levels of calcium (hypercalcemia) caused by cancerous tumors. Zometa has not been studied in patients who have high blood levels of calcium caused by an overactive parathyroid gland or conditions not related to cancerous tumors.
Side Effects of Zometa
Some common side effects with Zometa include:
- decreased kidney function
- flu-like symptoms consisting of fever, chills, and bone, joint or muscle pain
- nausea and vomiting
- redness and swelling at the injection site
- chest pain
- eye inflammation
- low blood levels of magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium
Who Should Not Take Zometa
Do not use Zometa if you are allergic to bisphosphonates or to any of the ingredients in Zometa.
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