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Pamidronate (By injection)

Pamidronate (pam-i-DROE-nate)

Treats high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) in patients with cancer. Also treats bone damage caused by Paget's disease, multiple myeloma, or breast cancer that has spread to the bones. This medicine is a bisphosphonate.

Brand Name(s):

Pamidronate Disodium Novaplus

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pamidronate or to similar medicines such as alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, tiludronate, Actonel®, Didronel®, Fosamax®, or Skelid®. You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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