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Indication and important safety information

INDICATION:

Strontium89 (strontium chloride Sr-89 Injection, USP) is used for the relief of bone pain in patients with bone metastases. You should only use Strontium89 if you have been diagnosed with metastatic bone cancer.

Important Safety Information:

  • Strontium89 may affect bone marrow and may cause white blood cell and platelet counts to be lower than normal. To monitor these effects, your doctor will perform regular blood tests before and after your injection, usually at least every other week until your levels have recovered. This may take up to 6 months. Your doctor will decide if it is safe for you to get a repeat injection, 90 days later, if needed. If you already have seriously decreased bone marrow function, your doctor may decide that you should not receive Strontium89.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Strontium89 may cause
    harm to your unborn baby and should not be used if you are pregnant or planning to become
    pregnant. You should not nurse your baby while using Strontium89.
  • You should not use Strontium89 if you do not have cancer in your bone.
  • You should not use Strontium89 if you are younger than 18 years old.
  • You may feel flushed (your skin may get red and warm) right after your injection.
  • Side effects in clinical studies:
    • One patient died from a blood infection caused by a severely low white blood cell count.
    • A small number of patients reported a mild and brief increase in bone pain within 36 to 72 hours after injection that was controlled with oral pain medication.
    • One patient had chills and fever 12 hours after injection but recovered.

These are not all of the side effects of Strontium89. If you have any questions or concerns about side effects, you should contact your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get your Strontium89 brochure

This brochure is a useful resource with important information about how Strontium89 can help
relieve the pain associated with bone mets.

Talking to your cancer care team

If painful bone mets are getting in the way of making memories, talk to your cancer care team about how Strontium89 may help. Your answers to the following questions about pain severity and pain interference may help inform your treatment path moving forward.

1. How would you describe the worst pain you felt in the past month? The past week?

2. How would you describe your pain level on a typical day?

3. How does your pain affect your mobility (walking, moving around)?

4. How does your pain affect your ability to perform household duties or work?

5. How does your pain affect your relationships?

6. Are your current pain management interventions or treatments sufficiently addressing your pain?

Strontium89: Care that’s covered

Access to the pain-relieving benefits of Strontium89 is important to us. If you have private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, Strontium89 should be available at no or low cost to you. For more information about access and reimbursement, call the Q BioMed Medical Information line: (866) 844-2799.

Connecting with Support Groups

You’re not alone in this. In addition to your family, friends, and cancer care team, you can find a wealth of support, resources, and tools from local and national advocacy groups. We encourage you to get connected and stay connected throughout your cancer treatment journey.

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Indication and important safety information

INDICATION:

Strontium89 (strontium chloride Sr-89 Injection, USP) is used for the relief of bone pain in patients with bone metastases. You should only use Strontium89 if you have been diagnosed with metastatic bone cancer.

Important Safety Information:

  • Strontium89 may affect bone marrow and may cause white blood cell and platelet counts to be lower than normal. To monitor these effects, your doctor will perform regular blood tests before and after your injection, usually at least every other week until your levels have recovered. This may take up to 6 months. Your doctor will decide if it is safe for you to get a repeat injection, 90 days later, if needed. If you already have seriously decreased bone marrow function, your doctor may decide that you should not receive Strontium89.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Strontium89 may cause harm to your unborn baby and should not be used if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You should not nurse your baby while using Strontium89.
  • You should not use Strontium89 if you do not have cancer in your bone.
  • You should not use Strontium89 if you are younger than 18 years old.
  • You may feel flushed (your skin may get red and warm) right after your injection.
  • Side effects in clinical studies:
    • One patient died from a blood infection caused by a severely low white blood cell count.
    • A small number of patients reported a mild and brief increase in bone pain within 36 to 72 hours after injection that was controlled with oral pain medication.
    • One patient had chills and fever 12 hours after injection but recovered.

These are not all of the side effects of Strontium89. If you have any questions or concerns about side effects, you should contact your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information.