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Aredia

Aredia



USES: This medication acts on bone to help regulate blood calcium levels. It is used to treat Paget's disease of bone and to treat high blood calcium levels. The medication has also been used in the treatment of osteoporosis, to reduce bone pain associated with certain illnesses and to treat bone loss due to breast cancer.

 
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Aredia

Uses
This medication acts on bone to help regulate blood calcium levels. It is used to treat Paget's disease of bone and to treat high blood calcium levels. The medication has also been used in the treatment of osteoporosis, to reduce bone pain associated with certain illnesses and to treat bone loss due to breast cancer.
Notes
  • Laboratory tests will be done routinely while taking this medication to monitor its effects.

Storage
  • This medication is prepared just prior to use.
  • Store as directed.
  • The reconstituted vial can be stored under refrigeration at 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C) for 24 hours.
  • The infusion solution is stable for up to 24 hours at room temperature.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given as an injection as directed.
  • For high calcium levels, usually one dose is given.
  • Based on your condition and response, a repeat dose may be given after 7 days.
  • For Paget's disease, an iv infusion is given usually once a day for 3 days.
  • It is important to maintain an adequate diet while taking this medication.
  • Be sure you receive proper amounts of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
  • Discuss this with your doctor or nutritionist.

Side Effects
  • Mild fever, redness, swelling or pain at injection site, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation or initial increase in bone pain may occur.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop stiff muscles, difficulty moving, rapid heart rate or weakness while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease or any allergies.
  • This medication should not be used during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is important to receive each dose as scheduled.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your health care provider to determine a new schedule if necessary.
  • As with most medications, do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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