Class/mechanism: Bisphosphonate, inhibits osteoclast activity and bone resorption. Exact mechanism not understood, but is believed to also involve blocking dissolution of bone calcium phosphate (hydroxyapatite) crystals.
Extravasation: no information
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Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 10/31/1991: Initial FDA approval
Also known as
- Generic name: pamidronate disodium omega
- Brand name: Aredia, Padium, Pamisol