User Reviews for Zometa to treat Osteoporosis
Zometa has an average rating of 3.3 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Osteoporosis. 18% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 64% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Zometa
"Wonderful!! If you want to say farewell to your already healthy and happy life for months even for years take this rubbish even one dose! You will get paralysed and achy for so long! DO NOT try this junk or you will wish for death rather than taking the side effects! Beware! You will experience all the listed side effects! Long lasting and disastrous! Make your choice!"
"For four weeks I had little to no appetite, and periods of tiredness. For the first 3 weeks I also was in a stupor, tired and weak every day, with nausea daily. Along with these symptoms for the first 2 weeks I had on and off fever, chills, headache no energy, seats at night. I felt like I was drugged and was weak and unstable and sick. W would never, never take Zometa again and I do NOT recommend it. "
"Worst madication I’ve ever had. I got all the severe side effects. Joint and muscle pain, headache, nausea, chest and abdominal pain, chills. This medication is a torture. If you want to experience all kinds of body aches and pain, take this medication. I do not recommend it and I will never take it any more even if I was going to die."
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"I will never try Zometa again. I had horrific side effects, I passed out 7 hours after home from infusion, my neighbor called paramedics, my blood pressure dropped to 80/58. I’ve had full body ache, headache, sweats and chills for 3 days so far."
"The Zometa was almost then end of me. I was 70yrs old when doctors in Sardinia gave me the Zometa for only a broken rib. They gave it me for 1 year. Meanwhile my bones were becoming weaker and weaker every day. My jaw become painful and was almost impossible to talk, to eat and chew. My bones started to have fractures without any particular accident. Doctors gave me Zometa for 6 years. After 1year, the Zometa caused me bone cancer. If Zometa is good for bones, then why after 1year of infusions I've had bone cancer ?"
"Had the infusion - 15 minutes - 4 days ago. On the day felt fine. The next day thought I was dying, chills, fever, nausea, whole body/bones/joints extremely painful.. Woke up every hour and had to drink water. Day 3 felt a lot better and managed to go to work. Day 4 I feel fine. Not sure how effective it will be, will have to have a bone scan in a years time!"
"I have severe arthritis anyway and have a lot of pain but this was over the top. First day fine but the next 4 days I was down with bad joint pain, back pain , chills. Not sure I am going to do it again. I have already had 3 breaks and cancer so I don't know if that's an option for me."
"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."
"I have been given this drug during and after chemo. I can not find anywhere in literature of how long it stays in the jaw bones after you stop take this drug. 7 yrs later I still find that tho I am cancer free, it ruined my teeth. Some Doctors say it lasts the rest of your life. There has got to be a half life, but no one answers the question. (half life = 146 hours, time for clearance = over 30 days)"
"I am 65 and consider myself strong and overall healthy. I will never have this infusion again. My side effects included vomiting, diarrhea, fever, severe neck pain, joint pain including thumbs and knees and my nose hurt. On my oncologist's suggestion, I had a covid test and it came back negative for covid or the flu. Now after 17 days, I am still experiencing flu like symptoms, late day fatigue and just an overall blah feeling. I had a breast cancer lumpectomy in August and 4 weeks of radiation. I do not see any benefit of this drug and will try something else to get the calcium in my bones as the side effects are absolutely horrible."
"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."
"I had infusion of zometa yesterday, and today I have the worst flu symptoms I have ever had!"
"To date I have had no adverse reaction to this medication. I am a very active person ."
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