Bisphosphonates Dosing - Bisphosphonates Administration - Myeloma

MULTIPLE MYELOMA KNOWLEDGE CENTER

How are bisphosphonates given?

Bisphosphonate dosing involves intravenous monthly injections of both Zometa and pamidronate.

Zometa is given as a 15 minute infusion whereas pamidronate is given over a 2- to 4- hour period. In addition, patients should also take an oral calcium supplement of 500 mg and a multiple vitamin containing 400 IU of vitamin D daily.