An Effective Treatment for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, often referred to as the “brittle bones”, weakens bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. It is a common condition among older adults, especially postmenopausal women, and can significantly impact mobility and independence.
What is Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta™)?
Zoledronic Acid is a potent bisphosphonate medication that plays a crucial role in treating osteoporosis. Administered intravenously, it works by slowing down bone loss, increasing bone strength and reducing the risk of fractures.
Advantages of Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta™) Infusions at Warrandyte Road Clinic
- Effective – the infusion is effective treatment which helps to strengthen your bones and protect them from fractures. Studies have shown that Zoledronic Acid can reduce the risk of vertebral (spine) fractures by 67%.
- Fast – the infusion takes only 30 minutes. Better still, Aclasta works for at least 12 months – so you only need a maximum of one treatment a year.
- Affordable – having your infusion at Warrandyte Road Clinic means you don't need to pay specialist or hospital fees, saving you time and money.
- Safe – significant side effects are rare.
- Overall Well-being: Stronger bones contribute to improved posture, reduced risk of falls, and enhanced mobility, allowing individuals to lead a more active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Who Can Benefit from Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta™) Infusions?
To have a Zoledronic Acid infusion at Warrandyte Road Clinic, you will need to have a referral and a prescription from your treating specialist or endocrinologist.
Zoledronic Acid infusions are particularly beneficial for:
- Postmenopausal women at high risk of osteoporotic fractures
- Men with osteoporosis
- Individuals unable to tolerate or comply with oral bisphosphonates
- Patients requiring long-term osteoporosis treatment
How is the infusion given?
Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta™) is given as an infusion over 30 minutes. This can be repeated once a year in patients being treated for osteoporosis.
Patients who have broken their hip should not receive Aclasta any earlier than two weeks after the operation to repair the fracture.
What is the cost of an Aclasta infusion?
The cost of administering an Aclasta infusion is outlined below.
|Health care card holders||$168|
If you are interested in having a Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta™) infusion at Warrandyte Road Clinic, call us on 98709000 for further information.