Zofaden Dosage

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Dosage of Zofaden in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.

Zofaden Dosage

Generic name: Zofaden 5mg in 100mL

Dosage form: injection, solution

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2.1 Important Administration Instructions

Zofaden injection must be administered as an intravenous infusion over no less than 15 minutes.

2.2 Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion once a year given intravenously over no less than 15 minutes.

2.3 Prevention of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion given once every 2 years intravenously over no less than 15 minutes.

2.4 Osteoporosis in Men

The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion once a year given intravenously over no less than 15 minutes.

2.5 Treatment and Prevention of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion once a year given intravenously over no less than 15 minutes.

2.6 Treatment of Paget’s Disease of Bone

The recommended dose is a 5 mg infusion. The infusion time must not be less than 15 minutes given over a constant infusion rate.

Re-treatment of Paget’s Disease

After a single treatment with Zofaden in Paget’s disease an extended remission period is observed. Specific re-treatment data are not available. However, re-treatment with Zofaden may be considered in patients who have relapsed, based on increases in serum alkaline phosphatase, or in those patients who failed to achieve normalization of their serum alkaline phosphatase, or in those patients with symptoms, as dictated by medical practice.

2.7 Laboratory Testing and

Oral Examination Prior to Administration

2.8 Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation

2.9 Method of Administration

The Zofaden infusion time must not be less than 15 minutes given over a constant infusion rate.

The i.v. infusion should be followed by a 10 mL normal saline flush of the intravenous line.

Zofaden solution for infusion must not be allowed to come in contact with any calcium or other divalent cation-containing solutions, and should be administered as a single intravenous solution through a separate vented infusion line.

If refrigerated, allow the refrigerated solution to reach room temperature before administration. After opening, the solution is stable for 24 hours at 2°C-8°C (36°F-46°F).

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What other drugs will affect Zofaden?

Zofaden can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Zofaden. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Zofaden interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Zofaden, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.

No in vivo drug interaction studies have been performed for Zofaden. In vitro and ex vivo studies showed low affinity of Zofaden for the cellular components of human blood. In vitro mean Zofaden protein binding in human plasma ranged from 28% at 200 ng/mL to 53% at 50 ng/mL. In vivo studies showed that Zofaden is not metabolized, and is excreted into the urine as the intact drug.


Caution is advised when bisphosphonates, including Zofaden, are administered with aminoglycosides, since these agents may have an additive effect to lower serum calcium level for prolonged periods. This effect has not been reported in Zofaden clinical trials.

Loop Diuretics

Caution should also be exercised when Zofaden is used in combination with loop diuretics due to an increased risk of hypocalcemia.

Nephrotoxic Drugs

Caution is indicated when Zofaden is used with other potentially nephrotoxic drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Drugs Primarily Excreted By The Kidney

Renal impairment has been observed following the administration of Zofaden in patients with pre-existing renal compromise or other risk factors. In patients with renal impairment, the exposure to concomitant medications that are primarily renally excreted (e.g., digoxin) may increase. Consider monitoring serum creatinine in patients at risk for renal impairment who are taking concomitant medications that are primarily excreted by the kidney.



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  3. MeSH. "Bone Density Conservation Agents". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).


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