ZOLEDRONIC ACID: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Osteoporosis: “I had my first Zometa infusion on 2/2/2018. Oncologist recommend this drug as I’ve had breast cancer twice. Bone density test found that I have osteopenia and thus the drug was recommended. The next day after the infusion I has severe nausea followed with bone and joint aches. My right eye would tear and the skin around my eye looked red a purple like I had a black eye. I did not have much of an appetite for a few days afterwards. Today is day 5 after the infusion and I’m still experiencing joint and bone ache. I’m also taking Arimidex as well so this might be part of the reason why the medicine is causing me grief. I am prescribed for infusions every 6 months for a total of 3 years. I’ll update again in 6 months to let everyone know the next experience.”

ClaudiaB893 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2018

For Prevention of Osteoporosis: “Next day after injection I could not lift simple light items, lean forward, bend over all due to pain in my chest. Every breath hurt. Saturday woke up in tears to the same breath pain and still couldn’t lift anything. Sunday felt confused, major headache on left side started (same side as injection). By Sunday night my breathing only hurt on a deep breath, but left eye socket pain started along with headache. Monday still severe eye socket pain and headache, woke up to eye swollen shut. Doctor said to go to ER and they admitted me for 2 days, eye swollen shut, bright red in a large area around eye. They wrote it off as Cellulitis, but I had no pain due to the redness and white blood cells never elevated showing I was fighting infection”

Nan Kivi January 4, 2018

Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Prevention of Osteoporosis: “Less than 36 hrs after my first Reclast infusion I began shivering violently for over 2 hrs. Then I spiked a temp of 102.7. Within 24 hrs that had gone. Day 4 post infusion my left arm, wrist and hand began to hurt. This was the arm I received the infusion in. Now it has been 8 days since the infusion and each day the pain gets worse in my arm and hand. When I awaken the entire area is swollen and so painful even a sheet touching my fingertips brings excruciating pain. 2 extra strength Tylenol last about one hour. 4 Ibuprofen last about the same. Aleve (Naproxen) will last about 6 hrs. 2 Tylenol #3 gives relief for about 2 hrs. The pain and swelling have traveled up my arm, into my upper arm above the elbow.”

halfadime7 (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2017

Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: “I’ve had the Reclast infusion two times now. I’m 68 and my osteoporosis is not severe, and only in a couple of areas. I haven’t experienced any side effects at all. No improved energy either, as some report. But, my doctor says my bone density has improved following another test. So, I’ll likely continue with what he recommends.”

Belm (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 18, 2017

For Osteoporosis: “My husband had the injection on Thursday. By that evening he couldn’t move his head. By Friday, called his dr and was told to go to Emergency. 1st went to urgency care and they sent him to emergency. They did all kinds of tests. His neck, chest, hips and legs were extremely sore. He is in extremely good condition by working out at the gym spinning and weights. He does have prostrate cancer and has been treating that with Lupron since 2014. That is why he needed something for his bones No matter the results would he do it again. NO”

the32man December 9, 2017

Zometa (zoledronic acid) for Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors: “Been on it for about 4 years. Very little side effects. Maybe some lower back pain but I have terrible mets to bones almost everywhere that I could hardly tell if this med adds to pain. No other problems. I have been getting it for so long that they cut it back to every three months about 2 1/2 years ago. Worried about necrosis to the jaw.”

Ka3 November 28, 2017

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