User Reviews for Xgeva
Xgeva has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings on Drugs.com. 50% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.
|Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors||4 reviews||4 medications|
|Giant Cell Tumor of Bone||2 reviews||1 medications|
|Hypercalcemia of Malignancy||1 reviews||49 medications|
|Summary of Xgeva reviews||5.8||7 reviews|
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For Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors: “I just had my third dose of Xgeva, I have them monthly for Metastatic Breast Cancer . The first 2 times I had some lower back pain and minor aches and just feeling yucky for 24 hours. I had my 3rd shot yesterday. I woke up after midnight in a lot of pain. My bones, muscles and joints hurt. I was able to fall back to sleep but felt awful the next day and had more localized pain where my cancer is. When I related this to my doctors nurse she was surprised because she had never heard of this. I've read quite a few reviews of other patients experiencing the same thing. I'm uncertain as to continue taking this medication.”
For Hypercalcemia of Malignancy: “I have Lung cancer w/ mets to bone. Two hours after the injection, I experienced the worst pain ever in my life! I walked into the infusion area without any body pain, just a very slight back ache which advil was helping, and 2 hours later I was crippled. It's 2 weeks now & I'm either in a wheelchair or walking around the house with a cane. Horrible, horrible medication. i now take oxycontine every 12 hours and oxycodone every 3 hours. Refuse this drug if you are smart. Even my oncologist is "surprised" with the side effects I have. I refuse to have a second injection of xgeva.”
For Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors: “I have been on Xgeva for the last three years, I have breast cancer stage 3. I receive the shots every 3 months and I take a calcium pill every day. I don’t have pain from the Xgeva. I only get a burning sensation with the shot. If I feel cramping in my legs I eat a banana everyday. I don’t know how long it is effective? Does anyone else know how many years or how long you can take it or how long it is effective for?”
For Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: “Took Xgeva for 2 year for Giant Cell Tumor of the spine. Doctor stopped it after 2 years because I was doing so well. Exactly Six months later the tumor came back. Now I'm on another round of treatments.”
For Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors: “I had been having injections of Xgeva for 7 months; I never had any difficulty - after my eighth injection, after two days I developed horrific pains at the sites of very old bone and joint injuries - I cannot explain why the difference - even my hands hurt! I am very reluctant to take ay more of this drug.”
For Osteolytic Bone Metastases of Solid Tumors: “Terrible side effects bone pain, weakness, groin and hip pain.”
For Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: “I loved it !!”
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