I was being infused once a month, my new oncologist felt I was overmedicated and changed it to every three months. I am currently disease stable
This is taken from the FDA monograph for Pamidronate https://www.drugs.com/pro/pamidronate.html
"... the recommended dose of Pamidronate disodium injection in patients with osteolytic bone metastases is 90 mg administered over a 2 hour infusion given every 3 to 4 weeks.
Patients who receive Pamidronate disodium should have serum creatinine assessed prior to each treatment. Treatment should be withheld for renal deterioration
The optimal duration of therapy is not known, however, in two breast cancer studies, final analyses performed after 24 months of therapy demonstrated overall benefits. "
Speak to your oncologist about the reason for the dose reduction. Your kidney function may have been affected by the pamidronate.
- Pamidronate Information for Consumers
- Pamidronate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pamidronate (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 3 Jan 2012 • 3 answers
Posted 12 Jan 2013 • 4 answers
Posted 6 May 2013 • 1 answer
I have stage 4 breast cancer with bone mets and am in severe pain constantly. I take 80 mg of oxyco?
Posted 14 Jul 2013 • 3 answers
Pamidronate - While taking pamadromate 4 hour Iv how important is it to drink water before and after
Posted 19 Mar 2016 • 0 answers