ZOMETA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

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

For Hypercalcemia of Malignancy “Went the day before Thanksgiving for my regular shots for my neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)/Carcinoid Syndrome wwith mets to liver. Nurse said a “calcium drip” had been ordered. I figured it was a type of vitamin, although the nurse said some people get mild flu symptoms. I left 40 mins. Later, went home to houseful of guests. (I’m the cook for record in our family)About 10:00 that night I felt like a ton of bricks had hit me! The chills, uncontrollable shaking, and violent vomiting began. Every bone and joint in my body ached. I’m now 4 days past treatment and I’m still just “off”. I’m having trouble searching for words, forgetful, & inexplicably depressed. (sobbing for no reason?)I, too, like the previous post, am furious with my doctor. NEVER AGAIN.”

SmitedinIndy November 26, 2017

For Osteoporosis “I received Zometa IV on 9/26/17, after being informed of all the possible side effects. Although I was somewhat concerned, I was pleasantly surprised when 2 days later I have experienced nothing worse that a little more joint pain than usual when line dancing last evening. Hopefully, this medication will improve my bone density, or at least keep it stable.”

Elena’s gram (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2017

For Osteoporosis “Had 1 t-7 fracture due to the Osteoporosis. Recently had the reclast infusion and it is awful. Flu like symptoms no way, much much worse. I literally was incapacitated. The pain everywhere in my bones, joints, hips even my fingers. I feel my doctors were not honest with me on how I would or could really feel. On the positive though I hope in one year my bone density and bone mass will have improved. I don’t want another fracture.”

Debbiemit1962 September 3, 2017

For Osteoporosis “To date I have had no adverse reaction to this medication. I am a very active person .”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 15, 2017

For Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors “Had my first dose on Monday 12th June 2017. I was fine Monday night so felt quite positive​. Woke up Tuesday feeling like death! Wednesday felt better but had a painful red swollen left eye​ball. Long story short. I’m in agony with my eye and no one knows what to do! The hospital tried to say it wasn’t a side effect! It’s a very rare side effect but it is one! And the fact they know nothing about it or how to deal with it is disgusting and frightening! I will not be having this treatment again and will be taking this further!! They should not be giving people something if they don’t know everything about it!”

Jaclash (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2017

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