Gallium nitrate Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 23, 2022.
Applies to gallium nitrate: parenteral injection.
Concomitant Use with Nephrotoxic Drugs
- Risk of severe renal insufficiency in patients with cancer-related hypercalcemia when administered concomitantly with other potentially nephrotoxic drugs (e.g., aminoglycosides, amphotericin B).1
- Discontinue gallium if use of a potentially nephrotoxic drug is indicated; continue hydration for several days after administration of the nephrotoxic drug.1 Closely monitor Scr and urine output during and after this period.1 If Scr exceeds 2.5 mg/dL, discontinue gallium therapy.1
Side effects include:
Increased BUN and Scr, hypocalcemia, transient hypophosphatemia, decreased serum bicarbonate, decreased BP.
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