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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/15/2014 12:47:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug gave me severe jaw pain. I had great difficulty swallowing. I went to the emergency room because of chest pain that I thought was a heart attack. I had shooting pains all through my body.My Dr. said it had nothing to do with the drug and to keep on taking it. I twisted my leg a little bit while walking and ended up with a blood clot(DVT).I stopped taking it 3 years ago. I am slowly getti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/24/2014 8:11:19 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Dr. prescribed Boniva as my bone density test showed it have osteopenia. Took one dose and several weeks later at work I developed sudden diarrhea. I also became dizzy and my entire upper body became flushed - even the whites of my eyes were bloodshot. Also my hands became numb and tingly. It took several days to recover. Dr. felt it was a reaction to the meds and has recommended other osteopor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/1/2014 5:42:12 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Jan 1 2014. Took my first dose. February 1 experienced hives and a severe "hotspot" on my stomach just under my belly button. It burns and itches without let up: also a large area on the inside of my left wrist; dr gave me a shot of cortisone but it did not help. March 25 I developed large hives on my buttock. Stopped taking boneva After second dose. I also have hot flashes (I am 7 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
1/4/2014 8:32:43 AM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Since I started taking this medication I have not lost any more inches and I get a better reading on my bone density tests. I have a problem in paying for this medication and most of the health plans are still charging a higher price for both Boniva and the generic.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
12/29/2013 7:09:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took one pill. My arthritis in my one finger is double the size with pain & swelling I never had...this joint was the only one in my body that has arthritis. I have been on a heating pad for one week with muscle pain in ribs & spine. I am a 56 year old that has always been pain free. I am stopping this drug immediately and starting to eat better, take my calcium supplements regularly w ... Show Full Comment

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