Pamidronate disodium is the generic name for Aredia, a powerful bisphosphonate. Tomorrow morning I will be receiving my 3 hour Aredia IV at a local hospital. I was getting these treatments monthly for the first two years following my multiple myeloma diagnosis. Now I undergo treatment every two or three months. Aredia and Zometa (zoledronic acid) are thought of as bone strengtheners, which is important. But both drugs also seem to aid in the reduction of myeloma lesions (tumors), as well as helping to prevent lesions from appearing in the future. So wish me luck tomorrow: May my favorite oncology nurse find a vein on the first stick!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat