- It is used to treat high calcium levels in patients with cancer.
- It is used when treating some cancers.
- If you have an allergy to clodronate or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: GI (gastrointestinal) swelling or kidney problems.
- If you have sores or other irritation in your mouth or throat.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Mithramycin or a thiazide drug like hydrochlorothiazide.
- If you are using another drug like this one.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Worsening of asthma has happened in people taking drugs like this one. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of a broken leg. Talk with the doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have a dental exam before starting this drug.
- Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist often.
- If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of low calcium levels like muscle cramps or spasms, numbness and tingling, or seizures.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very loose stools (diarrhea).
- Very bad bone, joint, or muscle pain.
- Any new or strange groin, hip, or thigh pain.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Mouth pain.
- This drug may cause jawbone problems. The chance may be higher the longer you take this drug. The chance may be higher if you have cancer, dental problems, dentures that do not fit well, anemia, blood clotting problems, or an infection. The chance may also be higher if you are having dental work, getting chemo or radiation, or taking other drugs that may cause jawbone problems like some steroid drugs. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Call your doctor right away if you have jaw swelling or pain.
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- This drug may irritate the vein. It may burn the skin if the drug leaks from the vein when it is given. Tell your nurse if you have any redness, burning, pain, swelling, or leaking of fluid where the drug is going into your body.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly kidney problems have happened with this drug. Call your doctor right away if you are unable to pass urine or if you have blood in the urine or a change in the amount of urine passed.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Belly pain.
- Not hungry.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
All oral products:
- Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take with a full glass of water.
- Take with plain water only. Avoid taking with mineral water, milk, or other drinks.
- Do not take products that have iron in them or products like antacids that have aluminum, calcium, or magnesium in them at the same time as this drug. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Take on an empty stomach. Take 2 hours before or 2 hours after meals.
- If you are taking this drug twice daily, take the second dose of the day as you have been told by your doctor.
- Do not take other drugs within 2 hours of this drug.
- Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 1 hour after meals.
- It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time after being added to fluids.
All oral products:
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
All oral products:
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.