Aredia, also known as pamidronate, is prescribed to prevent osteoporosis and other bone conditions.
Aredia side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Back pain
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Indigestion and loss of appetite
- Bone, joint or muscle pain
- Mild fever
- Nausea and vomiting
In addition, many myeloma patients who have taken Aredia have experienced “bone death” or osteonecrosis of the jaw. Myeloma, also known as Kahler’s disease, is a type of cancer depicted by an excessive amount of malfunctioning plasma cells. “Bone death” of the jaw is a condition characterized by pain, swelling and bone damage around the tooth sockets. A majority of osteonecrosis cases of the jaw occur after dental procedures, and are often complicated by infection.