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Pamidronate disodium (Aredia®) is a bisphosphonate medication approved to:
 
  • Treat Paget's disease of bone
  • Prevent or delay broken bones or other bone damage due to multiple myeloma or breast cancer that has spread to the bone
  • Treat high blood calcium levels due to cancer (known medically as hypercalcemia of malignancy).
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The medication is given as an injection; your specific dosing schedule will depend on your reason for using the drug, among other factors.
 
Before using pamidronate disodium, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have low blood calcium or kidney disease.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Pamidronate. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining what to expect while taking it, other safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.)
 
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