Using Gallium with other medicines that may harm the kidneys (eg, aminoglycosides [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B) may increase your risk of developing severe kidney problems. Make sure you notify your health care provider of any other medicines that you are taking before using this one.
Treating high calcium levels in the blood caused by cancer in patients who do not respond to proper fluid intake or fluid injected into the vein.
Gallium is a calcium resorption inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the usual release of calcium from the bone into the blood.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Gallium . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gallium . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gallium may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Gallium as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gallium .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; mouth sores; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal dreams; changes in vision; chills; confusion; decreased urination or dark urine; difficulty breathing; dry mouth; fast heartbeat; hallucinations; increased urination at night; muscle cramps; nausea; ringing in the ear; swelling of ankles or feet; unpleasant taste; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dark urine; difficulty urinating; nausea; vomiting.Proper storage of Gallium :
Store Gallium at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Throw away the unused portion. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Gallium out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gallium . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.