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Zoledronic Acid - A drug used to treat a variety of different conditions, including hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood) caused by cancer, Paget disease of the bone, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Zoledronic acid can also be used together with other drugs to treat multiple myeloma, to help prevent bone fractures, and to reduce bone pain (for cancer that has spread to the bone). A bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid belongs to a class of drugs which inhibit osteoclast action and bone resorption. The trade name for zoledronic acid is Zometa®.
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