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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/7/2008 3:23:27 AM

Reviewer: mgulo@aol.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
fevers day of the IV. Now I have a tooth that needs to be taken out, no chance of restoring. I'm afraid of osteonecrosis. Any new info or suggestions. 2 yrs before i was on Aredia for 6 mos& 2 yrs before that Actonel (i lost 4 pts) I'm scared of this jaw death/ please advise of any new info Thanks

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/15/2008 7:00:55 PM

Reviewer: Achesnpains, 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:
My first and only Boniva injection resulted in severe, long-lasting side effects. I had a low-grade fever, aches and pains in places I never had pain before. I was nauseated, dry heaving, and had great difficulty walking. I had difficulty swallowing, and I felt inflamed everywhere. Pain would migrate from joint to joint, sharp in intensity. After the three months was over, my doctor switched ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/14/2008 9:16:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My mother is 87 years old. She has received a # of infusions over the past 2 years. Normally, she has had no side effects; however, this last one on April 7, took its toll. She awoke the following morning with back pain & has continued with severe back pain for an entire week. Hopefully, it will resolve soon; she is thinking that she will probably not take the med. again. Worse than her f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/14/2008 11:28:00 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on Boniva IV for a full year. No problems with side-effects. However, after a bone density scan, I showed no improvement in my bone density; even a small loss. This was very disappointing for me.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/2/2008 5:33:49 AM

Reviewer: Jenny, 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:
I had my first Boniva IV in September, 2007. My appetite was poor, following it, with stomach distress. I was very weak with severe pains in my hips and legs. Unfortunately, I didn't tie these symptoms to the Boniva. I had my second Boniva IV on January 8, 2008. That one knocked me to my knees. By the time I got home, my husband had to help me to the bed. I was having severe abdominal p ... Show Full Comment

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