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    Posted: Aug 15 2018 at 1:39pm
Yesterday my MO prescribed Boniva to help strengthen my bones as I have osteopenia. It was also suggested by Dr Traina that I take some kind “bone remodeling” agent. I was prescribed the oral Boniva that is taken once a month. Of course, when I get home I started researching Boniva. OMG. It sounds like the drug from hell! Side effects sound worse than chemo. I truly had to SEARCH for a review where a person did not have serious issues with it. Have any of you taken Boniva and if so, what were the side effects? It can also be taken as a drip and I am wondering if that might be better? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Asovey,

Ask about Prolia.  It's the same drug as Xgeva for cancer patients, but called Prolia for non cancer treatment like osteopenia.  I have osteopenia too and was given Zometa (Reclast) infusion a few years ago.  I had a terrible reaction to it, similar to the Neutrogena shot.  The dr said if I need another infusion she sould give me Prolia instead.  There are studies that show Prolia may be better than Reclast.


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Thank you! I will look into this!
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