Treatment for calcium attachment, its advantages, and frequency of use.

IV or intravenous treatments are liquid substance therapies administered directly into the bloodstream through a vein using a catheter. This may include vitamins, minerals, or certain medications.

This type of treatment can be used to treat diseases with calcium alterations, such as osteoporosis, fractures, bone metastases, or hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood). Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and it mainly takes an important part in our skeleton and teeth. In addition to its skeletal function, it also helps in the structural maintenance of cells. Calcium intakes and needs vary according to the gender and age of each person, likewise, a poor intake, certain medications, or diseases such as those already mentioned, can cause a decrease in calcium levels in the body.

Calcium attachment refers to the administration of medicines, such as zoledronic acid, which belongs to the bisphosphonate class, it slows down bone degradation and thus increases its thickness, also decreasing the amount of calcium that is released to the bloodstream. The presentation of zoledronic acid is in solution, so its administration is intravenous.

Its application must always be under the supervision of a professional. For patients with osteoporosis, it can be administered once a year since the medication stays active during that period, this being one of its great advantages, compared to oral administration.

Before its application, it is important to be well hydrated and the doctor should be informed if you are taking any other medication or supplements, as well as if you have any type of kidney disease. The most common side effects are:

  • Nausea
  • Inflammation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

Other more aggressive, but less common adverse effects include pain in the mouth and teeth, allergic reactions, renal alteration, or osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is extremely rare, but it is the reason why a dental evaluation is required prior to treatment.

Before starting with this medication, it’s important to attend to a medical consultation with a specialist who has experience in this type of therapy for a complete evaluation and its safe application.