Discussions that mention zometa

Osteoporosis board


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 effect of a breast cancer drug I'll be taking after menopause. (I'm 49) My oncologist says it's safer and more effective than Fosomax and you only get it once or twice a year. At $3000 a shot, I'll probably do it annually. Fortunately my Blue Cross has approved it for me so I'll only have to pay 20%...still, $600 is a lot to pay all at once.

Some people have reported side effects like flu. See thread below titled "Zometa" posted by Paulineg.