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Condition: Osteoporosis
11/15/2014 9:36:02 PM

Reviewer: emzmom83, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Childhood asthma required steroid treatment over the course of my lifetime. Steroid treatment caused suppressed immune system. Suppressed immunity caused invasive aspergillosis in my lungs which left me with ABPA & COPD. (I have never smoked.) ABPA requires frequent treatment with steroids and antifungals. Steroids are leaching my bones to the point of severe osteoporosis. Thank you, Doctor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
11/12/2014 1:43:32 PM

Reviewer: jtwall71, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I received the infusion of Reclast on May 12, 2014, and my life has been turned upside down by this drug. I did everything I was told to do, but had some of the worst pain and muscle soreness I have EVER experienced. Flu symptoms do not even come close to describing my discomfort---I could barely move and my upper body seemed to be the most affected. In about two weeks my knees swelled to the s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
10/24/2014 7:44:16 AM

Reviewer: Lizzy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Osteopenia 13 years ago. I have taken two doses and am about to take a third. My bone scans (3 now in all) show significant improvement and have moved me from Osteopenia to NORMAL. The first treatment was horrible but becuase I did not hydrate myself. The second was a breeze.. no side effects at all and I was well hydrated

Condition: Osteoporosis
10/9/2014 12:15:08 AM

Reviewer: Mary, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is lethal, please read all previous reviews before taking. I am 63 years old and took the drug 2 months ago. I have not been the same since. I Had flu like symptoms for a week including vomiting, fever, no energy. Shortly after I developed high blood pressure and edema in my legs. Now I have severe joint pain especially in my knees. I Used to walk, ride a bike, exercise regularly, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Osteoporosis
10/1/2014 10:45:54 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I read so many negative reviews of this medication before my first infusion three years ago.So glad I discounted them since I just received the fourth infusion a couple weeks ago and have never experienced any side effects. It's convenient (once a year for about 20 minutes) and effective (subsequent bone scan show improvement).

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