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Zometa Infusion
Apr 6, 2003
... I am a male in his fifties who suffers from osteoporosis. I only found out I had it about two months ago. Recently I had a zometa infusion, wherein you get a transfusion of zometa for a fifteen minute period, and then supposedly you won't need one for another year. ... (2 replies)
Nov 27, 2004
... I did have a zometa infusion about a year ago. Unfortunately I was one of th e ones that had bad side effects. ... (2 replies)
Oct 6, 2004
... Yes I am a 59 year old male who had a zometa infusion last year. Within two days of the infusion I had vomiting, swollen eyes with an eye infection, and severe flu like symptoms. Unlike some of the oral mediciations, zometa stays in your system. ... (4 replies)

... It sound more like VA was trying to kill him and get him off the books than help him! But maybe that is the way Zometa is supposed to be infused. ... (34 replies)
... below fracture level. I am on Evista but bone density keeps going down. When on zometa you can not have a tooth pulled or any invasive dental work done. ... (34 replies)
... Zometa is a biphosphonate which is given by infusion. It's used for bone cancer patients. I will be taking Zometa infusion someday to counteract the bone-thinning side effect of a breast cancer drug I'll be taking after menopause. (I'm 49) My oncologist says it's safer and more effective than Fosomax and you only get it once or twice a year. At $3000 a shot, I'll probably do... (2 replies)
... I also found out that is also called Aclasta. My Rheumy gave me an information sheet on Zometa and my general Dr gave me a sheet on Aclasta. Also Desserbloom on this thread has expanded on this too. ... (12 replies)
... Has anyone had the Zometa injection, infusion......? ... (0 replies)
... Hi TomateJuice: It's so wonderful to hear how well you are doing... I agree that the walking is probably helping a lot. We all were wondering how you were doing. I'm glad that most of your treatment is behind you, so good luck on the remainder of the tx. Zometa, Aclasta, and Reclast are all forms of zoledronic acid which is a bisphosphonate. Aclasta/Reclast are both... (12 replies)
... I had a zometa infusion about a year ago. It was done at the VA hospital in San Francisco. Unfortunately I was one of the people with bad side effects. ... (34 replies)
... I've had one infusion of Aredia (pamidronate). It was 60 mg started at a 2 hour drip rate. I experienced some very mild tingling in my lips and wrists, so mild I wasn't sure whether to even bother mentioning them to the nurse or not. My drip was slowed to a 4 hour rate. We were out of town at the time and finished the infusion about 9:30 PM. The next morning we left for... (22 replies)
... I'm wondering if anyone can share with me their experiences in the infusions of Zometa or Areida. Can you explain your dosage level, duration of infusion, how many infusions you have had, side effects, and if your bone density has improved. ... (22 replies)
... In addition to the zometa infusion, I started on my own a regimen of vitamin and mineral supplements. ... (34 replies)
... of zoledronic acid aka Zometa for osteoporosis. It is a 15 minute IV and is supposed to be a super bone builder. I believe it is a bisphosphonate like Fosomax and the rest. That's scary! ... (4 replies)
... Did you ever have the zometa infusion? ... (39 replies)
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... EVERYONE.. I am scheduled to have Zomata infusion next week and I have just read your post on this. I just realised its also called Reclast which I had heard of before on these sites. ... (12 replies)
... Sorry I didn't mention that I opted not to have the Zometa infusion, which would have been once every 6 months if I remember correctly. ... (4 replies)
... PTH level and vitamin D level goals to start Forteo. So if we aren't ready to do the Forteo to increase bone growth, why in the devil don't we do the pamidronate infusion to at least slow bone loss? ... (22 replies)
... ChronieToo Hi, just read your post. I'm an odd ball crohnie also. I am usually constipated -- little balls type, but sometimes I go 7 times a day. My Crohn's is in my colon -- started at the rectum and has slowly been working its way up. Doc says it is now up around the bend at the top part of the colon. I take Tums for calcium as I was unable to tolerate any other kind.... (22 replies)

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