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Side Effects of Pamidronate

Common Side Effects of Pamidronate

Pamidronate has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common pamidronate side effected included:
  • Nausea -- in up to 63.5 percent of people
  • Anemia -- up to 47.8 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 46.3 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 40.3 percent
  • Fever -- up to 38.5 percent
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 32.2 percent
  • Loss of appetite -- up to 31.1 percent.
Other common pamidronate side effects (occurring in 1 to 30 percent of people) included:

Final Thoughts on Pamidronate Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the pamidronate side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of pamidronate, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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