What are the side effects of strontium-89 chloride?

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The most common side effects of strontium-89 chloride are increased bone pain, skin flushing and diarrhea. The increase in bone pain typically begins two to three days after the strontium-89 chloride is injected and may last for two to three days. Less commonly, strontium-89 chloride can cause fever or chills, unusual bleeding or bruising and lasting fatigue. If you experience any of these side effects, or if your bone pain doesn't lessen after a week of treatment, you should see a doctor right away.

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