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PAMIDRONATE (pa mi DROE nate) slows calcium loss from bones. It is used to treat high calcium blood levels from cancer or Paget's disease. It is also used to treat bone pain and prevent fractures from certain cancers that have spread to the bone.
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
black or tarry stools
changes in vision
eye inflammation, pain
high blood pressure
jaw pain, especially burning or cramping
numb, tingling pain
swelling of feet or hands
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unable to move easily
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
bone, joint, or muscle pain
loss of appetite
pain at site where injected
certain antibiotics given by injection
medicines for inflammation or pain like ibuprofen, naproxen
some diuretics like bumetanide, furosemide
This does not apply.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to pamidronate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You will need important blood work while you are taking this medicine.
Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. Tell your doctor if you have pain that does not go away or that gets worse.
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