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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
8/22/2014 10:08:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took my first dose of monthly Boniva on March 29, 2014. 3 weeks later I noticed what felt like carpal tunnel symptoms with tingling fingers and slight tightness in my hands. On April 29 I took the second dose, not thinking that the symptoms could be caused the new medication. During May, the hand symptoms continued to increase. On May 29th I took my 3rd (and last) dose and in mid June, my feet a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/16/2014 11:55:58 AM

Reviewer: Ginny, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have experienced muscle and hip pain since taking this medication.

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

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