Aclasta injections are used for:
- Treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to reduce the incidence of hip, vertebral and non-vertebral fractures and to increase bone mineral density.
- Treatment of osteoporosis in men.
- Treatment of Paget’s disease of the bone.
- Prevention of clinical fractures in patients after hip fracture.
How does it work?
Aclasta works by slowing down bone resorption, which allows the bone forming cells time to rebuild normal bone. This allows bone remodeling to go back to normal and protects the bones from being weakened. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason. Aclasta is only available with a doctor’s prescription. It is not addictive.
How it will be given
Aclasta will be given to you by infusion into a vein by your doctor or nurse once a year. The infusion will take at least 15 minutes.
How long treatment will last
For osteoporosis, each dose of Aclasta lasts one year. Your doctor will check your condition and may prescribe further annual doses.
For Paget’s disease, each dose of Aclasta may work for longer than one year. Your doctor will let you know if you need to be treated again.