FAQs ABOUT ZOMETA
How long should I receive ZOMETA?
ZOMETA should be received in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The medicine takes around 6 months to show its maximum benefits on bones. However, in some cases, the doctor may suggest ZOMETA for a longer duration. The exact duration will depend on the condition you are being treated for.
How is ZOMETA administered?
ZOMETA will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into a vein (intravenously). Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of ZOMETA for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
What are the lifestyle changes should I follow while receiving ZOMETA?
To get maximum benefit from this medicine, 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.
Can ZOMETA cause constipation?
Yes, ZOMETA may cause constipation in some individuals. To manage this effect, try to eat more high-fiber foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cereals and drink plenty of water. If this does not help, inform your doctor for receiving alternate treatment for constipation.
Is ZOMETA safe to use in pregnant or breast-feeding women?
ZOMETA is not recommended for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before receiving ZOMETA if you are pregnant or planning to pregnant or breast-feeding.