Information about Pamidronate
Pamidronate is used in the treatment of high calcium levels in the blood.
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
Headache, Back pain, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Indigestion, Heartburn, Diarrhea
Available Medicine for Pamidronate
- ₹1445 to ₹3839United Biotech Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹1800 to ₹3265Cipla Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹4112Novartis India Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹2390 to ₹3490Health Biotech Limited2 variant(s)
- ₹3400Celon Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹1830 to ₹3000Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹1175 to ₹2290Health Biotech Limited2 variant(s)
- ₹2306 to ₹5220Alkem Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
Expert advice for Pamidronate
- Your doctor has prescribed Pamidronate to make your bones stronger and lower the risk of fractures.
- Take it in the morning at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
- Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking the medication so the medicine does not irritate your food pipe.
- It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium-rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
- It is important to look after your mouth and teeth while you are taking this medicine. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about taking Pamidronate.
- 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 Pamidronate 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.
Frequently asked questions for 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.