(stron' shee um)
WHY is this medicine prescribed?
Your doctor has ordered the drug strontium-89 chloride to help treat your illness. The drug is given by injection into a vein or a catheter that has been placed in a vein.
This medication is used to:
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Strontium-89 chloride is in a class of drugs known as radioisotopes. It delivers radiation to cancer sites and ultimately decreases bone pain. The length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
What SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS should I follow?
Before taking strontium-89 chloride,
What SIDE EFFECTS can this medicine cause?
Side effects from strontium-89 chloride are common and include:
Tell your doctor if the following symptom is severe or lasts for several hours:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch ) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What should I do in case of OVERDOSE?
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online athttps://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
What OTHER INFORMATION should I know?
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Last Reviewed: September 1, 2010.
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