Pamidronate is used to treat bone pain caused by cancer, and reduce the amount of calcium in your body.
Pamidronate is given as an infusion into a vein over 2 to 4 hours.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with pamidronate including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Eye pain, changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Symptoms of low calcium in your blood, including: tingling or numbness, muscle spasms, short of breath
Joint, muscle or bone aches and pains
Pain, tenderness or redness at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, aches and pains)
|This usually passes after a few days, take paracetamol if needed|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
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