ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable)

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ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable)

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

ETIDRONATE (Injection)

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Didronel I.V.

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Etidronate (e-ti-DROE-nate) Treats high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) that sometimes occur in patients with cancer.

When To Not Use ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to etidronate, or if you have kidney disease.

How Should You Use ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or chemotherapy treatment center. A nurse or other caregiver trained to give IV medicines will give your treatment.
  • An intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us) or IV injection is given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, hand, or sometimes in your chest.
  • This medicine is given over a period of two hours or longer. Your IV tube will need to remain in place for the entire time.
  • The treatment will be repeated for 3 or more days. Be sure to keep all scheduled appointments to receive the correct amount of this medicine.
  • After you receive the full IV treatment, your doctor may ask you to start using the tablet form of this medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor for instructions.

Proper ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this medicine.

ETIDRONATE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in or loss of taste
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

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