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Oct 8, 2004
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Oct 7, 2004
... are rare in people without previous kidney impairment, but my oncologist monitors my kidney function anyway so I'm not real concerned about that. He believes the Zometa will do a better job than Fosamax and the side effects will be much more tolerable. ... (4 replies)
... Europe, and Reclast is the name for the US version which are both once yearly infusions for osteo. ... (12 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)
... d it. Well hope all is well with you now, and that you are being well taken care of for your thyroid. Just want to add that I have decided for now, not to do the Zometa infusions. ... (5 replies)
PaTH Study results
Aug 11, 2005
... placebo group. I know this isn't the best news for those of you who can't tolerate biphosphonates, but maybe it would be a good argument for having Zometa infusions instead. ... (3 replies)
... menopausal which is great at preventing breast cancer but it causes osteoporosis. To counteract that he wants to give me Zometa infusions twice a year. Zometa can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw, so you can't have dental work done. GRRRRRRRRRRR! Where does it all stop? ... (13 replies)
... seline before commencing with Arimidex. Imagine our surprise when we found out that I was already osteoporotic at the age of 49. So then he started talking about Zometa infusions, which I decided against mainly because of the cost. ... (8 replies)
Breast Cancer
Apr 4, 2008
... ist seems to be the most compassionate person, on my team, thus far. I want him to tell me the results. I have been reading a bit that they usually will give you Zometa infusions for Osteo Right now I have no idea what I will do. It will be one of many decisions that I will have to deal with. ... (27 replies)
... Hello Jello :D I don't know of any regular posters here who have had Reclast (AKA Zometa) infusions, but you do realize that it's a bisphosphonate, right? Like Fosamax and Actonel, only more powerful. The drug can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw, so if I were you I'd give it very careful consideration. In fact, my oncologist prescribed it for me, but after doing the research... (7 replies)
Apr 30, 2009
... Hi Vicki, I had an infusion of Zometa in Dec 08. I have a painful fracture at T10 and cannot tolerate other meds, eosophageal and stomach problems. ... (15 replies)
... Hello All, I am a 26 year old. I sadly now have osteoporosis (told borderline) after longterm use of prednisone for autoimmune disease. Z score -2.53 T score - 2.27 Several years ago, I started Pamidronate infusions several years ago (Aredia), which I took every 3 months. But without much help, my new endocrinologist switched me to Zometa, which first year, I took... (3 replies)
... I was going to have infusions of Zometa until I found out that it can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw. I decided not to go through with it, but you might want to consider it. ... (7 replies)
Mar 20, 2008
... fen, so I had my first DXA and that's when it was discovered that I already had osteoporosis in my spine and osteopenia in my hips. My onc then wanted to give me infusions of Zometa, which is the same thing as Reclast. ... (3 replies)
... Taape, my Dr. and I have had lengthy discussions about osteoporosis treatments in the past, but he never mentioned PPIs. I don't have stomach problems so maybe that's why he didn't bring it up. I did find mention of them in the prescribing info (PDF) available on the Boniva site, but I didn't really understand it. Boniva is absorbed in the upper GI tract, and plasma... (7 replies)
... There are no meds out there for us without side effects. There is always side effects! Pamidronate and Zometa come with their own set of side effects. ... (6 replies)

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