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Zoledronic Acid

ZOLEDRONIC ACID lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat too much calcium in your blood from cancer. It is also used to prevent complications of cancer that has spread to the bone. Compare bisphosphonates.

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Medications That Mess With Your Calcium

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 03, 2018

The word “calcium” makes people think of bones, and here’s why: over 99% of the calcium present in an adult is found in the skeleton. In addition to bone structure, however, calcium is critical for many bodily functions including nerve transmission, blood clotting and coagulation, and muscle contraction.

Calcium is complicated. Calcium in the bloodstream is the measured calcium level seen on your lab results and it depends on the amount leaked from bones and movement across the intestines and kidneys. See More

The 10 Worst Medications for Your Kidneys

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 09, 2016

Did you know that there are certain medications out there that can cause forms of kidney damage? Don’t get me wrong, these medications can be life-altering, and even life-saving – but they are known to directly affect kidney function.

Medications that can damage the kidneys are known as “nephrotoxic medications.” These drugs can cause direct toxicity to the kidneys, and have been implicated in up to 25% of acute kidney injuries. See More

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