Rokfos Solution for Infusion is used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones. It is also used to treat high levels of calcium in people who have cancer.
Rokfos Solution for Infusion is given by a doctor or nurse. How much you are given, and how often, will be decided by your doctor. It may just be a single injection or you may need regular injections depending upon your underlying condition. Your doctor will ask you to drink plenty of water before the injection, to avoid getting dehydrated. It may take several days to get the full benefit of this drug. Rokfos Solution for Infusion is only part of a treatment program that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.
The most common side effects include nausea, fatigue, anemia, bone pain, constipation, fever, vomiting, and breathlessness. Rokfos Solution for Infusion can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you take diuretic medicine (water pills) or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low levels of calcium in the blood and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and need urgent medical attention. Tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.
You should not be given this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also, let your doctor know what other medicines you are taking. Some of them may affect, or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and calcium levels. Avoid smoking as it can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.
Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause. This condition can be treated with bone-strengthening medicines. Rokfos Solution for Infusion is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. It slows down the rate at which bone is broken down in your body. This maintains bone density and reduces your risk of breaking a bone. The injection is usually given once every year to treat osteoporosis and every two years to prevent it.
You can help improve the strength of your bones by doing regular exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise), eating healthy foods containing calcium and Vitamin D, and reducing your consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective.
Common side effects of Rokfos
- Back pain
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
- Bone pain
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)