GALLIUM NITRATE

(GAL ee um NYE trate) Brand: Ganite

What is the most significant information I must know about gallium nitrate?

• Till receiving gallium nitrate, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, if you have heart malady, or if you take diuretics (water pills). If you have any of these conditions, you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• Much another drugs can hurt the kidneys and must not be used together with gallium nitrate. Speak your doctor if you are receiving chemotherapy, taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) pain medication, or using medicines used to treat a bowel mess, medications to prevent organ transplant rejection, antiviral medications, or any injected antibiotics.

Gallium nitrate should be given as an IV infusion near the clock for up to 5 days, or before blood calcium levels are lowered to a safety level.

• During your treatment with gallium nitrate, you may also need to be put on IV fluids to hold you from getting dehydrated.

• To be certain this medicine is helping your condition, your blood and urine will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with gallium nitrate.

What is gallium nitrate?

Gallium nitrate is a form of nitrate salt.

Gallium nitrate is used to lower blood levels of calcium when they have become dangerously tall in cancer patients.

Gallium nitrate may also be used for purposes another than those listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving gallium nitrate?

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to gallium nitrate, or if you have severe kidney disease.

• Till receiving gallium nitrate, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, if you have heart malady, or if you take diuretics (water pills). If you have any of these conditions, you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• FDA pregnancy category C. This medicine may be deleterious to an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant till you receive gallium nitrate.

• It is not known whether gallium nitrate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not receive this medicine till telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is gallium nitrate given?

Gallium nitrate is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or abnormal setting.

Gallium nitrate should be given as an IV infusion near the clock for up to 5 days, or before blood calcium levels are lowered to a safety level.

• During your treatment with gallium nitrate, you may also need to be put on IV fluids to hold you from getting dehydrated.

• To be certain this medicine is helping your condition, your blood and urine will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with gallium nitrate.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since gallium nitrate is given by a healthcare provider, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Speak your caregivers right away if you think you have received too many of this medicine.

• Overdose symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, or urinating smaller than usual.

What must I avoid while receiving gallium nitrate?

• Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you receive gallium nitrate.

What are the possible side effects of gallium nitrate?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Speak your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

· heighten thirst, swelling in your lower legs;

· urinating smaller than normal or not at all;

· pale skin, light bruising or bleeding;

· blurred vision, headache or pain behind your eyes;

· confusion, hallucinations;

· noisy breathing, feeling short of breath;

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;

· weary feeling;

· feeling hot or cold;

· numbness or tingling; or

· quick heart rate.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Speak your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect gallium nitrate?

• Till receiving gallium nitrate, speak your doctor if you are using any of the next drugs:

· cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);

· a steroid such as prednisone;

· lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);

· methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexal);

· pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;

· medicines used to treat a ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);

· medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as tacrolimus (Prograf);

· IV antibiotics such as amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet), amikacin (Amikin), bacitracin (Baci-IM), capreomycin (Capastat), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), streptomycin, or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);

· antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir); or

· cancer medication such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), plicamycin (Mithracin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid).

• Much of these another drugs can hurt the kidneys If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive gallium nitrate, or you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• This list is not complete and there may be another drugs that can interact with gallium nitrate. Speak your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about gallium nitrate.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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