Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)
Print    Email
Bookmark and Share

Health Information

Health Information

Health Information

Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Cam

Search Health Information    Zoledronic Acid

Topic Contents

Zoledronic Acid

Drug Information

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

Replenish Depleted Nutrients

  • none

Reduce Side Effects

  • Vitamin D
    Musculoskeletal pain is one of the side effects of zoledronic acid. In a double-blind trial, supplementation with a single dose of vitamin D (300,000 IU) significantly decreased the severity of musculoskeletal pain in women being treated with zoledronic acid.1 The large amount of vitamin D used in this study has the potential to cause adverse effects, and therefore should be taken only under medical supervision.
    The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

Support Medicine

  • none

Reduces Effectiveness

  • none

Potential Negative Interaction

  • none

Explanation Required 

  • none

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

References

1. Catalano A, Morabito N, Atteritano M, et al. Vitamin D reduces musculoskeletal pain after infusion of zoledronic acid for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Calcif Tissue Int 2012;90:279-85.

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

© 2014 St. Mary's Health System   |  3700 Washington Avenue  |  Evansville, IN 47750  |  (812) 485-4000