gallium nitrate - injection, Ganite
GENERIC NAME: GALLIUM NITRATE - INJECTION (GAL-ee-um NYE-trate)
BRAND NAME(S): Ganite
WARNING: Gallium nitrate should not be used with other drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., gentamicin, amphotericin B) because of the increased risk for severe kidney problems. If one of these other medications must be used, gallium nitrate treatment should be stopped. To help reduce the effects on your kidneys, you should continue to receive fluids (hydration) as directed by your doctor for several days after the other drug treatment has been completed. Your doctor will closely monitor how well your kidneys are working during this period.
USES: This medication is used to treat high calcium blood levels (hypercalcemia) that may occur with cancer. It is used along with fluids (hydration). This medication helps to reverse the symptoms of too much calcium in the blood (e.g., tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion, dehydration). Gallium nitrate works by reducing the amount of calcium released from your bones into your blood.
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