Zoledronic acid, or CGP 42'446,[A203120] is a third generation, nitrogen containing bisphosphonate similar to [ibandronic acid], [minodronic acid], and [risedronic acid].[A203111] Zoledronic acid is used to treat and prevent multiple forms of osteoporosis, hypercalcemia of malignancy, multiple myeloma, bone metastases from solid tumors, and Paget’s disease of bone.[L13712,L13715,L13721] Zoledronic acid was first described in the literature in 1994.[A203120] Zoledronic acid was granted FDA approval on 20 August 2001.[L13712]
Zoledronic acid is indicated to treat hypercalcemia of malignancy, multiple myeloma, bone metastases from solid tumors, osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women, glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis, and Paget's disease of bone in men and women.[L13712,L13715,L13721] Zoledronic acid is also indicated for the prevention of osteoporosis in post menopausal women and glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis.[L13712,L13715,L13721]
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