For non-US healthcare professionals: Get information about ZOMETA and its product characteristics.
This is an international site for Zometa® (zoledronic acid) and is intended for Health Care Professionals outside the U.S. The information on the site is not country-specific, and may contain information that is outside the approved indications in the country in which you are located. Please contact your local Novartis representative for the latest information specific to your country.
ZOMETA is approved for use in the following countries: Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic Srpska, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.
Below is a list of the countries that host a ZOMETA website based on local label and in local language. They are intended for Healthcare Professional (HCPs) only. Click on any of the links to be redirected to that country-level website.
ZOMETA International Website
This website is intended for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) outside the U.S. The information on this website is not country specific and may contain information that is outside the approved indication in the country in which you are located. Please contact your local representative for local prescribing information via www.novartisoncology.com/contactus.
IMPORTANT: The information on this website is based on the European Summary of Product Characteristics (EUSmPC)
Skeletal complications can shorten the survival of patients with advanced prostate cancer1-3
Bone metastases strike the majority of patients with advanced prostate cancer1
65% to 75% of patients with advanced prostate cancer develop bone metastases,* which may lead to bone complications or skeletal-related events (SREs)1†
A clinical trial demonstrated that without treatment with a bone-targeted agent2
49% of patients with prostate cancer and bone metastases experienced an SRE within 2 years
SRE frequency was approximately every 8 months
*Incidence at autopsy. †SREs are generally defined as pathological fractures, spinal cord compression, radiation or surgery to bone, or tumour-induced hypercalcaemia.4
As new treatments extend survival, the threat of SREs increases2,5
‡Median time to first SRE for patients treated with placebo in a clinical trial. §Median survival in men with good performance status and disease confined to bone that affects the axial skeleton.
Having an SRE may impact duration of survival3
Experiencing an SRE can decrease survival by more than 3 years in patients with bone metastases from prostate cancer3
References: 1. Coleman RE. Metastatic bone disease: clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment strategies. Cancer Treatment Rev. 2001;27:165-176. 2. Saad F, Gleason DM, Murray R, et al; Zoledronic Acid Prostate Cancer Study Group. Long-term efficacy of zoledronic acid for the prevention of skeletal complications in patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004;96:879-882. 3. Oefelein MG, Ricchiuti V, Conrad W, Resnick MI. Skeletal fractures negatively correlate with overall survival in men with prostate cancer. J Urol. 2002;168:1005-1007. 4. ZOMETA Summary of Product Characteristics. Novartis Pharma AG. 5. Coleman RE. Skeletal complications of malignancy. Cancer. 1997;80:1588-1594. 6. Saad F, Gleason DM, Murray R, et al; Zoledronic Acid Prostate Cancer Study Group. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of zoledronic acid in patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate carcinoma. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002;94:1458-1468. 7. Saad F, Lipton A. Clinical benefits and considerations of bisphosphonate treatment in metastatic bone disease. Semin Oncol. 2007;34(suppl 4):S17-S23. 8. Vollmer RT, Dawson NA, Vogelzang NJ. The dynamics of prostate specific antigen in hormone refractory prostate carcinoma. Cancer. 1998;83:1989-1994. 9. Aapro M, Abrahamsson PA, Body JJ, et al. Guidance on the use of bisphosphonates in solid tumours: recommendations of an international expert panel. Ann Oncol. 2008;19:420-432. 10. Mottet N, Bellmunt J, Bolla M, et al. EAU guidelines on prostate cancer. Part II: treatment of advanced, relapsing, and castration-resistant prostate cancer. Eur Urol. 2011;59:572-583.
Disclaimer: This is an international website for ZOMETA® (zoledronic acid) and is intended for healthcare professionals outside the US. If you are a US resident, please click on the US Residents link at the top of this page. The information on this site is not country-specific and may contain information that is outside the approved indications in the country in which you are located.