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The proper way to use

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For treating hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood):
      • Adults: 60 to 90 milligrams (mg) in a solution to be injected over 2 to 24 hours into a vein.
      • Children: Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treating Paget's disease of bone:
      • Adults: Dose and frequency must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose range is 30 mg in a solution injected into a vein. Your doctor may repeat this dose each day for a total of 3 days of treatment.
      • Children: Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treating bone metastases:
      • Adults—90 mg in a solution to be injected over 2 to 4 hours into a vein. Your dose may be given every three to four weeks or once a month.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.