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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Pamidronate?

(pa mi DROE nate)

• This medicine is used to treat high calcium levels.

• This medicine is used to treat Paget's disease.

• This medicine is used in the treatment of a variety of cancers.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low calcium levels, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have had thyroid or parathyroid surgery, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Fever.

• Not hungry.