This medication is typically used as part of chemotherapy. It may also be used for Paget's disease, for hypercalcemia of malignancy (too much calcium in the blood due to certain cancers), as well as for other uses. It requires several days to take effect.
Once diluted, this medication is usually administered into a vein (intravenously) over a number of hours by a health professional.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate or allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
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