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strontium-89 chloride-intravenous, Metastron

GENERIC NAME: STRONTIUM-89 CHLORIDE - INTRAVENOUS (STRON-she-um)

BRAND NAME(S): Metastron

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USES: This medication is used to relieve bone pain in persons with bone cancer.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein. The effects of this medication should last for several months. If needed, repeat doses are usually given after 3 months. This medication should reduce your need for pain medication. Follow your doctor's instructions closely regarding the use of pain medication. For the first few days after the injection, you may experience a slight increase in pain. After 1 to 2 weeks, the pain should decrease for several months. If the pain continues or becomes worse, contact your doctor.




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