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- The medication comes in injectable form. It is given through IV (intravenously) by your healthcare provider, usually at a hospital or clinic.
- For high blood calcium, Aredia is taken as a single dose, given by IV over 2 to 24 hours (although in some situations, retreatment may be necessary).
- For Paget's disease, the medication is taken in three doses on consecutive days, given by IV over four hours for each dose.
- For multiple myeloma, Aredia is taken every month, given by IV over four hours.
- For breast cancer that has spread to the bone, the medication is taken every three to four weeks, given by IV over two hours.
- It is important that you get enough calcium and vitamin D while taking Aredia, unless you are taking it for high blood calcium.
- You can take the medication with or without food.
- It is important that you are well hydrated before receiving your Aredia dose in order to protect your kidneys. Make sure to drink enough fluids in the days before your dose. In many cases, your healthcare provider may need to give you IV fluids to make sure you are hydrated enough.