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Allergies board

  1. Increasing Drug allergies
    ... osteoporosis and they were going to do intradermal Zometa testing before I get the IV infusion but I'm chicken...

Arthritis board

  1. Bisphosphonates & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... another consultation with the endo. Zolendronic acid ( Zometa ) is another biphosphonate like Fosamax and Actonel ... steonecrosis of the jaw. It is recommended that patients on Zometa not have any oral surgery. That's not always something ... you can plan. Also, the way Zometa is administered requires equipment that most doctors...

Osteoporosis board

  1. Hello to everyone-anyone know anything about zometa i.v.?
    ... feeling in nyc? Maybe near the waterfront? About the zometa I cannot give you an answer either. I feel for you ... available to you? And, I do not know how it compares to zometa ? It is not a bisphosphonate, to my understanding....
    ... behind you, so good luck on the remainder of the tx. Zometa , Aclasta, and Reclast are all forms of zoledronic ... version which are both once yearly infusions for osteo. Zometa , is also given as a infusion, but generally at a higher ... orders for cancer tx. You can check the milligrams on Zometa , to see how it compares to Reclast/Aclasta which is...

  2. alkaline phosphotase
    ... to add that I have decided for now, not to do the Zometa infusions. I have to admit it is enticing, simply ... extremely painful). They just came out with a study saying zometa can help prevent it. I just had a switch of oncologist...

  3. Update: Husband's test is encouraging (Forteo)
    ... at the age of 49. So then he started talking about Zometa infusions, which I decided against mainly because...

  4. Breast Cancer
    ... been reading a bit that they usually will give you Zometa infusions for Osteo Right now I have no idea what...

  5. Regarding Forteo and midsection weight gain?
    ... weight? Stay AWAY from RECLAST it was formerly Zometa which is a biphosphonate and it created jaw necrosis...

  6. reclast???
    ... my hips. My onc then wanted to give me infusions of Zometa , which is the same thing as Reclast. I decided not...

  7. Started Boniva last week...
    ... first Dx'd, my oncologist wanted me to do infusions of Zometa to give my bones a boost before putting me on an aromatase...

  8. forgot to ask the other day..
    ... discovered I was -3.0 in the spine. He wanted to do IV Zometa to boost my bones before starting the aromatase inhibitors...

  9. Can someone tell me about their experience with Reclast?
    ... any regular posters here who have had Reclast (AKA Zometa ) infusions, but you do realize that it's a bisphosphonate...
    ... Don't take reclast. It used to be called Zometa and to go around the problem that it causes they renamed...
    ... 3393511]Don't take reclast. It used to be called Zometa and to go around the problem that it causes they renamed ... being prescribed for. Reclast is for Paget's Disease. Zometa is for bone cancer. They don't market Reclast or Zometa...
    ... Aclasta and when it's used for bone cancer it's called Zometa but it's the same drug. For osteoporosis the risk...

  10. Whiplash time again!!
    ... regarding my own decision not to have IV bisphosphonates ( Zometa ), which is what my oncologist wanted me to have....

  11. bisphosphonates side effects in the news
    ... featured bisphosphonates - fosamax, actonel. didronel, zometa & their generic versions as having the side effect...

  12. Reclast approved by FDA
    ... of the stronger ones. It's been marketed before as Zometa for cancer treatment and used for Pagets disease as ... alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel), zoledronate ( Zometa or Reclast), ibandronate (Boniva) So sorry if...
    ... is cancer patients taking the stronger iv form of Zometa , but this problem applies to all the drugs in this ... letter: [url]http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2004/ Zometa HCP.pdf[/url]...

  13. Once-a-year Shot For Osteoporosis New
    ... Oral) Aredia = 28 +/- hrs (IV and Oral) Zometa = 146 hrs (IV) Actonel = 480 hrs (Oral) ... Fosamax = 10 years (Oral) Zometa is zoledronic acid. As you can see, the only bisphosphon...

  14. My 11-month progress report (Forteo)
    ... in my hoarse whisper) forteo along with the other Zometa (which I took 18 months ago and am overdue). She is...

  15. Which treatment/How often
    ... without much help, my new endocrinologist switched me to Zometa , which first year, I took just twice (6months between ... many times mixed up if I am on the Pamidronate or Zometa . So, as I am way overdue for an infusion (it's ... on it since almost 1993). If choosing between Zometa and Pamidronate, may I have any recommendation/experience...

  16. Aromatase Inhibitors and osteoporosis
    ... -1.9 in hip. :) He recommended an infusion of Zometa (IV biphosphonate) to build up my bone density before...
    ... it would be a reasonable choice. Did you take the Zometa ? If so how often did you get it? Thanks for your...
    ... Sorry I didn't mention that I opted not to have the Zometa infusion, which would have been once every 6 months...

  17. Severe Osteoporosis
    ... (IV and Oral) Aredia = 28 +/- hrs (IV and Oral) Zometa = 146 hrs (IV) Actonel = 480 hrs (Oral) Fosamax...

  18. Has anyone heard of or taking urticalcin?
    ... have osteo, he was going to put me on an IV drip of Zometa (zoledronate) to counteract the side effect, but after...

  19. Fosomax is Poison
    ... worse than it was, I might have chosen to go on the Zometa . Instead, I chose Evista. My point is that everyone...

  20. What will happen once actonel is stopped?
    ... steoporosis - new drugs" and the other is titled "Areida or Zometa " (Aredia is the brand name for pamidronate). You should...

  21. Saw The New Endo Yesterday
    ... sphosphonate infusion that I think "might be" zolendronate ( Zometa ?). Since you have asthma you might ask your family...

  22. fosamax jaw bone loss
    ... problems with people taking not only Fosamax, but also Zometa and aredia. You can find several research articles ... by searching in Google for " zometa side effects" or "aredia side effects" or "fosamax...

  23. Had my DXA scan the other day...
    ... osteoporosis. To counteract that he wants to give me Zometa infusions twice a year. Zometa can cause osteonecrosis...

  24. Did you hear - new osteo medication
    ... biphosphonates on this board so if you do a board search on Zometa (Aredia is another one) it will bring up all the threads ... cancer patients. I was going to have infusions of Zometa until I found out that it can cause osteonecrosis...

  25. Aleta145 where are you
    ... think it was very funny. I was supposed to go for Zometa or Pamadronate intradermal and patch testing because...

  26. Evista and tooth extraction
    ... I had put it on another posting under Aredia or Zometa but Evista folks might not read that. My endo said...

  27. Zometa & Aredia complications
    ... out the first page or two of ****** search hits on Zometa Crohn's and came across the following URLs as being...

  28. I hope someone can help me
    ... dust, the 2nd said I should be allergy tested for Zometa and the 3rd gave me samples of liquid Fosamax and ... Well, I had a mastectomy and my oncologist said Zometa will give me osteonecrosis of the jaw because I have ... to say....and the IV Pamidronate is the same as the Zometa except it is given every 3 months instead of once ... may get kidney failure. It sounds worse than the Zometa as it is given more frequently. I want to go back...

  29. Lasting affects of Forteo
    ... Actonel, Fosamax, pamidronate (Aredia) and zolendronate ( Zometa )] strengthen the "walls" left between the "holes" ... there is still the option of the bisphosphonates: Zometa (zolendronate) or Aredia (pamidronate) and thus avoid...
    ... Shucks, ThinBones, I happened to read the Aredia vs Zometa post first before getting back to this one. I pretty...

  30. I V Medication for Osteoporosis
    ... Hi Pat. I'm scheduled to start IV treatment with Zometa on Feb 1. My oncologist is telling me that it's normally ... bone cancer), but if you do a Google search using Zometa and osteoporosis in the search box it will bring up...
    ... Hi Aleta, Thanks for the information about zometa . I will do a google search. After a few weeks on ... the zometa please post and let me know if you have any side-effects...
    ... I had a zometa infusion about a year ago. It was done at the VA hospital...
    ... Thanks for the info. I don't know if I would try Zometa after your statement about the vomiting. I just got...
    ... Thanks for the info. I don't know if I would try Zometa after your statement about the vomiting. I just got ... usually has to give me a shot. In addition to the zometa infusion, I started on my own a regimen of vitamin...
    ... I have no other choice than Zometa also - 36% 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 ... OS does not think I am a good candidate for the Zometa . Also I am immune suppressed because of Crohn's and ... a root canal, etc. sometime during the year of the Zometa infusion. Apparently, the bone does not heal and...
    ... in July to a total of 36% below fracture level. Zometa is a bad drug I was thinking of getting but besides...
    ... though I'm on Evista now, my oncologist is pushing the Zometa , and I have an appointment Feb 1st for the first infusion...
    ... had one thing after another and just can't face the Zometa prospects. I just pray something new comes along...
    ... everything about every drug. It wouldn't be so bad if Zometa only caused "kidney disease" -- it's the fact that ... approved yet because as my Endo put it "those that are on Zometa only have a short life expectancy anyway" so maybe...
    ... therapies may have when combined with zolendronate ( Zometa ) or pamidronate (Aredia). If you're going to have ... likes him I might go there also. If he recommends Zometa for me I might consider it again, but I need more...
    ... didn't realize there was THAT much difference between Zometa and Aredia!! I had a pamidronate (Aredia) infusion...
    ... the oral surgeon and oncologist warned me against Zometa because of the osteonecrosis because of the osteoarthritis ... is the difference between the Pamidronate and the Zometa . I have to look back - someone said Wow they did...
    ... Steve who apparently posted the difference between Zometa and Pamidronate and you were the one who saw it. ...
    ... I had a zometa infusion about a year ago. It was done at the VA hospital ... the books than help him! But maybe that is the way Zometa is supposed to be infused. I'm certainly not interested...

  31. FOSAMAX sideeffect...
    ... treatment with any kind of biphosphonate including the Zometa which I now have grave reservations about. Meanwhile...
    ... said I was going to be dust, the 2nd wants me to get Zometa allergy testing and the 3rd gave me samples of liquid ... every 3 months. Well, that is just as bad as the Zometa or worse. I have osteoarthritis of the jaw joint ... and my oncologist (I had a mastectomy for DCIS) said Zometa will probably give you osteonecrosis of the jaw then ... problem. Also, the risk of kidney failure. At least Zometa is only once a year. Can you imagine every 3 months...
    ... problems with people taking not only Fosamax, but also Zometa and aredia. You can find several research articles ... by searching in Google, ***, or ***** for " zometa side effects" or "aredia side effects" or "fosamax...

  32. Anyone familiar with I.V. biphosphonates?
    ... 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 ... reported side effects like flu. See thread below titled " Zometa " posted by Paulineg....

  33. Zometa
    ... I did have a zometa infusion about a year ago. Unfortunately I was one ... getting another infusion beacause of my reaction. Zometa is a pretty serious drug used for bone cancer treatment...

  34. Zometa
    ... Hi- Yes I am a 59 year old male who had a zometa infusion last year. Within two days of the infusion ... like symptoms. Unlike some of the oral mediciations, zometa stays in your system. That is why you only get it...
    ... Hi Steve. I will be taking Zometa infusions someday to counteract the bone-thinning ... I'm not real concerned about that. He believes the Zometa will do a better job than Fosamax and the side effects ... your doctor say the eye infection was caused by the Zometa ? I haven't read anything about eye problems in my...
    ... Hi Steve. I will be taking Zometa infusions someday to counteract the bone-thinning ... I'm not real concerned about that. He believes the Zometa will do a better job than Fosamax and the side effects ... your doctor say the eye infection was caused by the Zometa ? I haven't read anything about eye problems in my...

  35. Zoledronic Acid
    ... taking the Zoledronic Acid Injection (also known as ZOMETA ) for Osteoporosis? My Dad has recently had his first...

Cancer board

  1. Cancer in Liver from unknown source
    ... Carcinoid Syndrome and started him on Sandostatin and Zometa . Although this will ease the symptoms, I am not sure...

Cancer: Breast board

  1. what can make sciatia pain go away without meds
    ... lungs and bones. I am doing really well on Femara and Zometa , but I have this sciatic like pain in my left leg...

  2. Natural progesterone cream and BC
    ... tho you are on low dose. Is that in addition to the Zometa ? I have been so worried about you. Please keep posting...

  3. DCIS questions
    ... However, the only other option for me is that nasty zometa infusion and I sure don't want that. Raloxifine causes...

  4. Questions re: metastic breast cancer
    ... on Taxotere and Herceptin next week, and possibly Zometa as well-we are still waiting on the results of the...

Cancer: Kidney board

  1. Kidney Cancer
    ... went to the doctors yesterday and got his first IV of zometa for the bones. I am not sure if it has had any effect...

Cancer: Lung board

  1. A Little Rant-Last Week Was Lousy.
    ... they can zap these or not. If not, maybe a drug like zometa will be used. All up in the air right now. But...

  2. More questions, please ??
    ... chemo - carboplatin and gemzar. He is also getting zometa for the bone mets. Well, needless to say, he is very...

  3. Post Chemo Scan Results-Bummed Out!
    ... putting you or are you taking bone strengtheners like Zometa ? My husband had a few bone mets and chemo took care ... of them --poof! Gone! He takes Zometa too now. Please keep us posted. Many hugs and prayers...
    ... haven't told me anything about any chemo at all. Nor Zometa ....what's that? Since they aren't for sure the bone...

  4. Maybe calling it quits
    ... your mom's jaw pain too! Did she ever have shots of Zometa ? They say after a point in time they can cause jaw...

  5. KIm
    ... 15 on the 1-10, Kim, have they tried infusions of Zometa with Stan? Well, I need to get going. I have to...

  6. Stage 4 Lung Cancer metastsized to brain-inablility to walk
    ... went through a new treatment for the bone cancer.. Zometa . He ended up going to sleep this afternoon, and since ... pharmacists seem to think that his prob is related to the Zometa . That, in a day or so, he will beel better. Hope...
    ... went through a new treatment for the bone cancer.. Zometa . He ended up going to sleep this afternoon, and since ... pharmacists seem to think that his prob is related to the Zometa . That, in a day or so, he will beel better. Hope...

  7. Already in bone metastasis - what to expect ?
    ... radiotherapy for the first time, and he also has taken Zometa , which should strengthen the bones. We were happy ... his legs are fragile. - Anyone has experiences with Zometa ? I read somewhere in the web that it doesn't seem...
    ... Hi all, - Anyone has experiences with Zometa ? I read somewhere in the web that it doesn't seem ... best regards, Marcos. My wife has been receiving Zometa 4mg. monthly since June 2004 for her bone cancer....

  8. Mystery Symptom : Swelling and Redness Around Eyes
    ... carboplatin ). She also receives Kytril, Procrit and Zometa . She is currently into her 5th cycle of chemo. The...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. Worried about psa reading
    ... like Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel, to the powerful Zometa . I've virtually reversed the loss in bone density...

  2. Need help sorting out information
    ... Fossomax, or perhaps a stronger medication called Zometa . Protecting bones is important. Might also ask doctor...

  3. contained within the prostate?
    ... with the doctors whether your husband should be on zometa . (If he is planing any dental work, would consider ... doing that before starting zometa . And if he is going to have any dental work while ... on zometa , make sure to mention to the dentist that he is on ... zometa before the work is done). On the medical malpractice...
    ... blockade, and my bones are now in the healthy range. Zometa is far more powerful. It was not available when I...

  4. Life Expectantcy
    ... (last psa test) my psa was 17. I have never taken Zometa . I will familliarize myself more with the information...

  5. combining an antiandrogen drug with an LHRH-agonist?
    ... them if the most powerful bisphosphonate is used ( Zometa ). I've been on only Fosamax and more recently Boniva...

  6. increased PSA level from 0.2 to 8.2 in two months..advice??
    ... fractures ,the biphosphonates e.g. Aredia,,Bonefos, Zometa . Strontium 89, a radioisotope can be given to curtail...

  7. second line treatments for advanced metastatic p ca
    ... appear to be more powerful, and the intravenous drug Zometa is very powerful, sometimes even reversing established ... there are ways of reducing this already small risk. Zometa is usually the choice when a patient has mets, especially...

  8. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... drug to preserve bone density and, if the drug is Zometa , to help avoid, control or reverse bone metastases...

  9. interpret post op psa #'s ?
    ... bisphosphonate (like Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Aredia, Zometa ) to protect bone density while on blockade is also...

  10. what questions to ask? also general info - 88yr old w/ spinal metastasis
    ... patients with metastases in the bones. The drug is Zometa , and it is delivered by an infusion. It is known ... There is a rare but serious complication with Zometa known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, but that appears ... invasive dental surgery. Some doctors who have used Zometa for many of their patients have not had any ONJ trouble ... months, instead of every month or every three weeks. Zometa is an expensive drug, but I'm confident it would be ... one guy in our support group was unemployed but had Zometa covered by a patient assistance program. I don't ... have first hand knowledge of Zometa as I did not have bone metastases and have been on ... help maintain and rebuild bone density. I consider Zometa a wonder drug! :) Any patient on an "LHRH-agonist...

  11. Gleason 9
    ... rebuild bone density and help protect against mets). Zometa is a much more powerful intravenous bisphosphonate...

  12. Hoping for some information or answer to question please
    ... are bone metastases, a more powerful bisphosphonate, Zometa , is often effective. Keep your spirits up, and...

  13. Pomegranate juice/extract safety
    ... frequent, long-term use of the bisphosphonate drug Zometa , which is extraordinarily effective in helping to...

  14. Whats the next step
    ... radiation therapy, and after several months of having zometa infusions and 3 monthly lucin injection, things were...
    ... radiation therapy, and after several months of having zometa infusions and 3 monthly lucin injection, things were ... men who are already metastatic, like your dad. The Zometa is a good move. It is probably helping somewhat....
    ... spine as the cancer (mets) is taking over. Apart from Zometa infusions every 8 weeks, dad is also at the moment...

  15. If lymph nodes are + after RP: hormonal therapy as a sound tactic
    ... improved bisphosphonates approved since then, including Zometa , which, in fact, even helps counter bone mets while...

  16. Prostate Cancer $$$: retired/401K/SS/ins./... USA
    ... all three doses or an additional booster. The drug Zometa is by far the most effective bisphosphonate drug for...

  17. when it comes back
    ... put in some research effort. I'm glad you are on Zometa . The doctors I follow would probably recommend increasing ... calcium and vitamin D3 supplements to support the Zometa ? I do that to support Boniva, and I also get my calcium...

  18. Oral vs. IV bisphosphonates and risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw
    ... , Boniva (oral), Actonel (oral), Aredia (IV), and Zometa (IV). While many of us prostate cancer patients ... advice I follow has never seen an ONJ problem even with Zometa , by far the strongest bisphosphonate drug, based on...
    ... , Boniva (oral), Actonel (oral), Aredia (IV), and Zometa (IV). While many of us prostate cancer patients ... advice I follow has never seen an ONJ problem even with Zometa , by far the strongest bisphosphonate drug, based on...
    ... recent years taken the most powerful bisphosphonate, Zometa , as frequently as every three weeks, while those at ... osteoporosis have had success with yearly infusions of Zometa . We need to remember that the ONJ problem is still...
    ... recent years taken the most powerful bisphosphonate, Zometa , as frequently as every three weeks, while those at ... osteoporosis have had success with yearly infusions of Zometa . We need to remember that the ONJ problem is still...

  19. How long does he have?
    ... metastases, the cornerstone of the bone program is Zometa , given by infusion on a fairly frequent basis - and...
    ... bone metastases, particularly under the powerful drug Zometa . :) Zometa was not even available in 2000. Unfortunately...

  20. Dad's cancer spread into his bones :(
    ... challenging case. But he may respond very well to the Zometa , the drug I'm guessing he's on for his bones, though ... to get extra vitamin D3 and calcium to support it. Zometa has significant activity in helping control and even...

  21. How high can it go...the PSA?
    ... especially an issue for those of us on hormonal blockade. Zometa is probably the bisphosphonate drug of choice for ... a rare side effect that seems to be partly due to Zometa , osteonecrosis of the jaw, that is associated with ... When you see the doctors, be sure to ask about Zometa and Leukine. I'm so glad you have found some solid...

  22. Prostate Cancer - Life Expectancy
    ... interested, I could pass on some thoughts about drugs like Zometa that help preserve bone density while sometimes stabilizing...

  23. dad has metastasized prostate cancer
    ... doctor to ask if a biophosphanate (sp) , specifically Zometa , would benefit him. The doctor didn't think it was...

  24. Any one taking Zometa for bone loss?
    ... Hi Shoxx -- My husband has been taking Zometa for about a year and a half now -- he has bone mets ... They do encourage you to drink a lot of water as Zometa can affect the kidneys but they should do blood work...
    ... spoofed and cancelled the whole thing. Bone density and Zometa . Thank you for responding. There may come another...


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