Metastron is an artificial radioisotope. It is used in the treatment of metastatic bone cancer (cancer which has spread from different organs to bones).
It helps in relieving bone pain which is caused by different types of cancers as it allows for targeted radiations to metastatic lesions, inducing killing of cancerous cells and membrane and so provide relief from pain.
It may also be used to diagnose some diseases. It is given by or under your doctor’s supervision and is available in solution and injectable form.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Metastron, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which prove Strontium Chloride Sr 89’s effects in children. Use it after consulting your doctor. However, safety and efficacy have not been established.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.
It is a category D drug. It should not be used in pregnancy. It can cause abnormalities or death of an unborn baby.
There are no adequate studies which prove that Strontium Chloride Sr 89 passes into breast milk. It is better to stop nursing while having this treatment. If you are using Strontium Chloride Sr 89 while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Strontium Chloride Sr 89 may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He/she may want to change the dosage or drug.
Other Medical Conditions
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness. Make sure you inform your doctor of any other conditions which you have.
To use Metastron properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. If you do not understand them, ask your doctor in advance.
One should inform their doctor if they have difficulty in controlling their bladder (urine incontinence).
In such situation, your doctor may want to take precautions to prevent contamination of clothing, bed linen, and the environment.
It is different for different patients. Follow your doctor instructions.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Metastron, there are some precautions you must take. Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits.
He/she may want a blood or urine test to check for unwanted effects. Strontium Chloride is excreted in urine and feces.
To prevent contamination of your home, you should:
flush twice after using the toilet
wash any spilled urine with a tissue and flush that tissue away
wash your hands after using the toilet
wash your clothes and bed linens immediately if they become contaminated with your urine or blood
Wash them separately from other clothes and if you cut yourself
wash away any spilled blood
It is a bone marrow suppressant. It temporarily reduces your white blood cells and platelets, and so making you susceptible to infections and bleeding. While using this drug you should avoid people with the infection.
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