Do not breastfeed while you are being given this medicine.
It may take a week or more before the medicine starts to help. You may have more pain 2 to 3 days after your treatment. Your doctor may give you extra medicine for pain during this time.
The radiation in this medicine stays in your bones, but does not affect other people around you. For about one week after your treatment, the medicine will be in your blood, urine, and bowel movements.
During the week after your treatment, flush the toilet twice after you go to the bathroom. Use a tissue to wipe up blood or urine spills, then flush the tissue down the toilet. Wash your hands with soap and water after you use the toilet or clean up urine and blood spills.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have trouble controlling your bladder.
If your urine, bowel movements, or blood gets on bed sheets or clothes, wash them right away separately from your other laundry.
You may get infections more easily while getting this medicine. Stay away from crowds or people with colds, flu, or other infections.
Do not get pregnant while you or your sexual partner are receiving this medicine. Use an effective form of birth control while you are being treated with this medicine.
If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start your treatments.
Some cancer drugs may make you sterile (unable to have children), whether you are a man or woman. If you plan to have children someday, talk with your doctor before you start your treatments.