Zoledronic acid is not chemotherapy. It is used to to reduce the damage caused to the bones by the cancer. It works by helping the bones to heal where damaged and increasing the strength of the bones. By doing this, it reduces pain, fractures and the need for radiotherapy to treat bone secondaries.
The treatment schedule below explains how the drug for this treatment is given.
|This treatment cycle is repeated every 21 or every 28 days. Sometimes this will be extended to every 12 weeks if you have been having treatment with zoledronic acid for a while. Your doctor will advise you of the number of treatments you will have.
||How it is given
||How long it takes
|By a drip into a vein
||About 30 minutes