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Pamidria 60mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Pamidria 60mg Injection is used to treat high levels of a mineral called calcium in people who have cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones.

Pamidria 60mg 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 60mg Injection is only part of a programme of treatment that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.

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 60mg 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.

You should not be given this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also let your doctor know what other drugs you are taking. Some of them may affect, or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and mineral levels. Avoid smoking or try to quit as smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.

Uses of Pamidria Injection

  • High calcium levels in the blood

Side effects of Pamidria Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pamidria

  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Back pain
    Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. Do not rest for long periods. Try exercises and stretches specifically designed for back pain. Walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful. Taking baths with salt water after exercise may also reduce the pain. Hot or cold compression packs and gentle back massage can give short-term relief. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers if you need to. Back pain normally gets better on its own but if it is severe or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see a doctor.
  • Coping with Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Pamidria Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Pamidria Injection works

Pamidria 60mg Injection is a bisphosphonate. It acts by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause the destruction of bone, thereby strengthening the bones and minimizing the risk of fractures.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Pamidria 60mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pamidria 60mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pamidria 60mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
If you are taking Pamidria 60mg Injection during breastfeeding, monitor baby's blood calcium levels during the first two months.
Driving
UNSAFE
Pamidria 60mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pamidria 60mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pamidria 60mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pamidria 60mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pamidria 60mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Pamidria 60mg Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Pamidria Injection?

If you miss a dose of Pamidria 60mg Injection, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It is given by injection into a vein, usually over at least 15 minutes or as directed by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.
  • It can lower the level of calcium in the blood. Take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • You may develop fever or flu like symptoms, such as chills, tiredness and weakness. These are usually temporary and should go away after a few days. You may take a pain reliever/fever reducer to prevent or treat these symptoms.
  • It may cause a rare condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your doctor if you develop sudden pain in your jaw.
  • Your doctor will monitor your response to Pamidria 60mg Injection by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • Do not take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. How does Pamidria work?

Pamidria works by decreasing the level of calcium released into the blood by bones, thereby preventing calcium excess in the body

Q. Is Pamidria safe?

Yes. Pamidria is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor.

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References

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