... back. Has anyone else experienced this and what do you do for pain? I am in tears. Can someone help?
You should know that zoledronic acid injection may cause severe bone, muscle, or joint pain. You may begin to feel this pain within days or months after you first receive zoledronic acid injection. Although this type of pain may begin after you have received zoledronic acid injection for some time, it is important for you and your doctor to realize that it may be caused by zoledronic acid. Call your doctor right away if you experience severe pain at any time during your treatment with zoledronic acid injection. Your doctor may stop giving you zoledronic acid injection and your pain may go away after you stop treatment with this medication. Not sure what it was for or how long but you may experience a reaction during the first few days after you receive a dose of zoledronic acid injection. Symptoms of this reaction may include flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, chills, and bone, joint or muscle pain.
These symptoms may begin during the first 3 days after you receive a dose of zoledronic acid injection and may last 3 to 14 days. Your doctor may tell you to take a nonprescription pain reliever/fever reducer after you receive zoledronic acid injection to prevent or treat these symptoms.
I have been getting infusions of Zometa since 2005. The first few infusions, I too had great bone and muscle pain. My oncologist started giving me 50mg of benadryl prior to the infusions. It helps to alleviate some of the side effects, plus I am able to rest after the infusion since the benadryl makes me drowsy. I have also found that soaking in a hot bath helps with the pain and seems to relax the muscle spasms. Talk to your doctor. Benadryl works for me, but he might try something different for you. I wish you the best and pray that you feel better soon.
I just experienced the same thing- severe muscle and joint pain to the point of tears. It was my 3rd dose and I did not have severe pain the previous times.
I called the Oncologist office today and they put me on steroids and 800mg Ibuprofen 4 times per day. The meds are helping as I’m not in severe pain now.
Please contact your doctors office if you’re in severe pain. No need to suffer.
- Zometa Information for Consumers
- Zometa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zometa (detailed)
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