How to Take Radium Ra 223 Dichloride and Dose of Radium Ra 223 Dichloride


Find out how to take Radium Ra 223 Dichloride (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Radium Ra 223 Dichloride


How it should be taken  

It comes as an intravenous single use injection vials.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The recommended dosage is 50 kBq (1.35 microcurie) per kg body weight, given at 4 week intervals for 6 injections.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in women who are pregnant.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent indicated for treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. 

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution is needed in patients who have bone marrow problems. This medication can cause blood cell counts to go down and result in bone marrow suppression.
Caution is needed in women who are planning to become pregnant, nursing mothers and pediatric. Safety and efficacy have not been established for these people.

Storage Conditions  

Store at room temperature below 40 C (104 F) in the original container or equivalent radiation shielding.
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