It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects. You may need to have blood tests done regularly.
Follow these guidelines for 1 week after receiving strontium chloride Sr 89, to help reduce the chance of contaminating other persons or the environment:
- Use a normal toilet, if available, instead of a urinal.
- Strontium chloride Sr 89 is passed in the urine and feces. To prevent contamination of your home environment, flush the toilet twice after using.
- Wipe any spilled urine with a tissue and flush it away.
- Wash your hands after using or cleaning the toilet .
- Wash your clothes and bed linens immediately if they become soiled with your urine or blood. Wash them separately from other clothes.
- If you cut yourself, wash away any spilled blood .
Strontium chloride Sr 89 can temporarily lower the number of white blood cells in your blood, increasing the chance of getting an infection. It can also lower the number of platelets, which are necessary for proper blood clotting. If your blood count becomes abnormally low, there are certain precautions you can take, to reduce the risk of infection or bleeding, such as:
- With abnormally low white blood cell counts:
- If you can, avoid people with infections. Check with your doctor immediately if you think you are getting an infection or if you get a fever or chills, cough or hoarseness, lower back or side pain, or painful or difficult urination.
- Be careful when using a regular toothbrush, dental floss, or toothpick. Your medical doctor, dentist, or nurse may recommend other ways to clean your teeth and gums. Check with your medical doctor before having any dental work done.
- Do not touch your eyes or the inside of your nose unless you have just washed your hands and have not touched anything else in the meantime.
- With abnormally low platelet blood counts:
- Be careful not to cut yourself when you are using sharp objects such as a safety razor or fingernail or toenail cutters.
- Avoid contact sports or other situations where bruising or injury could occur.