Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Pamidronate

Synonym(s): Aredia*

Introduction

Name

  • Pamidronate.

Class of drug

  • A biphosphonate.

Description

Chemical name

  • (3-Amino-1-hydroxypropylidene)bisphosphonic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C3H11NO7P2.

Uses

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Indications

  • To treat acute moderate to severe hypercalcemia when other therapeutic regimens are ineffective, or in long term therapy of chronic hypercalcemia.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Aminoglycosides
  • Concurrent use of aminoglycosides may result in severe hypocalcemia.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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