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Metastron Side Effects

Generic Name: strontium-89 chloride

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of strontium-89 chloride. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Metastron.

Applies to strontium-89 chloride: injectable, solution

Along with its needed effects, strontium-89 chloride (the active ingredient contained in Metastron) may cause some unwanted effects. When strontium chloride Sr 89 is used at recommended doses, side effects usually are rare. However, blood problems, such as a decrease in the number of white blood cells or platelets, may occur in some patients.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking strontium-89 chloride:

Rare
  • Black, tarry stools
  • blood in urine or stools
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with strontium-89 chloride may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Flushing
  • increase in bone pain

Not all side effects for Metastron may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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