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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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