At Schoen Clinic London, our Consultant Rheumatologists, including Dr Naveen Bhadauria, may prescribe IV zoledronate infusions to treat painful symptoms experienced by patients with osteoporosis. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, your rheumatologist may recommend this treatment option. A full assessment, including an examination and bone density scans and tests, is necessary to diagnose osteoporosis as it often presents with few symptoms.
IV zoledronate infusions benefits
An IV zoledronate infusion is an intravenous medication used to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of bone fractures in patients with osteoporosis. The oral equivalent, alendronate, may be poorly absorbed. Before receiving an IV zoledronate infusion, a rheumatologist will conduct an initial consultation and blood tests to monitor vitamin D and bone levels and check for any secondary causes of osteoporosis. A dental review may also be necessary to ensure no dental work is needed prior to treatment.
IV zoledronate infusions side effect
IV zoledronate infusions are generally safe and associated with minimal side effects, such as flu-like symptoms that may occur and persist for about a week before subsiding. Patients receiving IV zoledronate infusions should have healthy kidney function, and any pre-existing medical conditions will be discussed with the rheumatologist before treatment.
IV zoledronate infusions pricing
Schoen Clinic London provides IV zoledronate infusion services starting from £990, exclusive of any consultations. This cost covers only the infusion.
Who can have IV zoledronate infusions
IV zoledronate infusions are generally prescribed for individuals with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle, making them more prone to fractures. The medication is used to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of bone fractures in patients with osteoporosis.
IV zoledronate infusion may also be prescribed for individuals with Paget’s disease, a condition in which the bones become weak and deformed due to abnormal bone remodeling. Additionally, the medication may be used to treat bone loss caused by certain cancer treatments or other medical conditions.
It is important to note that IV zoledronate infusions may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, low blood calcium levels, or allergies to zoledronate, should not receive the medication. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if IV zoledronate infusions are appropriate for your individual needs.
Dr Naveen Bhadauria
Dr Naveen Bhadauria, a renowned private consultant Rheumatologist with a background in both immunology and rheumatology, specializes in treating a wide range of rheumatological conditions, including early inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue diseases. He has extensive experience managing various conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and gout. Dr. Bhadauria encourages open communication about treatment options with his patients, involving them in the decision-making process. He remains up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field, ensuring that he delivers the highest quality of care to his patients.
Patients can book an appointment with Dr Bhadauria at his Schoen Clinic London practice by calling 0204 571 7436.