What is the drug pamidronate used for?
What is Pamidronate Injection 90mg Pamidria?
Pamidronate Injection 90mg Pamidria is used to treat high levels of a mineral called calcium in people who have cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent the weakening of the bones. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones.
How does Pamidronate Injection work?
Pamidria 90mg Injection is given by a doctor or nurse. You will not need to do this yourself. How much you are given, and how often, will be decided by your doctor. It may just be a single injection but if you are being treated for bone problems caused by the spread of cancer you may need regular injections. 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. Pamidria 90mg Injection is only part of a program of treatment that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.
Common Side effects of Pamidria 90mg Injection:
The most common side effects include headache, back pain, muscle pain, indigestion, diarrhea, and heartburn. These are usually mild and will disappear after a short time. If they do not go away, tell your doctor. Pamidria 90mg Injection 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.
Trade Name: Pamidria
Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd