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Novartis AG

Drug Names(s): zoledronic acid

Description: Zometa is a bisphophonate that inihibits osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. It modulates bone metabolism by reducing bone turnover, improving bone mineralization, and increasing bone mass.

While the active ingredient of both Zometa and Aclasta/Reclast is zoledronic acid, Zometa comes in a 4mg dose given every 3-4 weeks and Aclasta is given in a 5mg dose given once a year.

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