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    Pamidronate

    Information about Pamidronate

    Pamidronate uses

    Pamidronate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
    This disease mostly occurs in women after menopause, but can sometimes be seen in men. It can also occur in patients receiving steroids.

    How pamidronate works

    Pamidronate 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.

    Common side effects of pamidronate

    Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Headache, Heartburn, Difficulty in swallowing

    Available Medicine for Pamidronate

    • ₹1315 to ₹3839
      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹1830 to ₹3000
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹1800 to ₹3265
      Cipla Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Pamidronate

    • Take Pamidronate in the morning on an empty stomach with water.
    • Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking Pamidronate.
    • Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking Pamidronate.
    • Inform your doctor if you experience pain in jaw, throat, chest, abdomen, hips or thighs.
    • Inform your doctor if you are about to undergo any major dental procedures, as Pamidronate may need to be discontinued temporarily.

    Frequently asked questions for Pamidronate

    Pamidronate

    Q. How does Pamidronate work?
    Pamidronate works by decreasing the level of calcium released into the blood by bones, thereby preventing calcium excess in the body
    Q. Is Pamidronate safe?
    Yes. Pamidronate 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)