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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Boniva IV.

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
1/2/2012 11:08:36 AM

Reviewer: anon

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had my 4th Boniva injection in my left arm last week. My doctor prescribed the every three months shots. That night I couldn't sleep on my left arm. First time ever. Weird. Felt like worms were racing through it and it also felt kind of numb. It still feels like that. The next day I ached all over my body in places I didn't even know I had. I mean, everywhere. I thought I rea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/5/2011 8:41:17 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is my second injection. The nurse had a false start and went outside the vein. My arm began to ache a day after the injection. I have loss of nerve sensation along the radial nerve path and severe pain in the nerves that control the thumb and pointer finger. It has been three weeks now. Ibuprofin 600 mgs nightly to sleep through the arm pain. Can't sleep on the arm that was injecte ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/7/2011 2:07:52 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I Have been receiving Boniva Shots every 3 months for about 2 yrs.....I have a reaction almost every time. But my last bone scan showed improvement, so I am continuing the shots. This last time I developed a pain in my shoulder blade that feels like a knot that won't go away. It's been there on and off for about 4 days and is keeping me up at nite. I am now considereing stopping the shot ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/12/2011 12:57:07 PM

Reviewer: Jane, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have permanent nerve damage to my radial nerve due to Boniva. I tried telling my doctor that I was having problems after each injection - swelling, a hard knot, pain, and a hot spot at the site. He said it was not the Boniva and talked me into taking another injection. That was a huge mistake. The medication I have been on prescribed by a neurologist is now losing its effectiveness. The pain ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/10/2011 12:41:39 PM

Reviewer: vgoor1951@hotmail.com, 55-64 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

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