What is Pamidronate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aredia


Pamidronate, a bisphosphonate, is used for the treatment of hypercalcemia associated with malignancy; treatment of osteolytic bone lesions associated with multiple myeloma or metastatic breast cancer; moderate to severe Paget's disease of bone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bone necrosis 2 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 2 5
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 1
Osteogenesis imperfecta 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pamidronate

Side effect Patients
Muscle pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Pamidronate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Pamidronate


Stopped taking Pamidronate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pamidronate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zoledronic acid (Zometa) 1

Patients stopped taking Pamidronate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Zoledronic acid (Zometa) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pamidronate.