Osteoporosis

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Osteoporosis, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.


Osteoporosis Overview

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone sterility, and consequent increase in fracture risk. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm, the wrist, and the hip. Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with mi...

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Alendronate and muscle pain

Had muscle pain for 2 years and 10 drs didn't check the side effects of alendronate. I'm off it 7 months and still have muscle pain. Does anyone know how long it takes? ## Side effects from alendronate? Mine is muscle atrophy. ## Hello, Ann! I am very sorry about what you experienced. These medications really do a number on some people that take them. Has your doctor ruled out any other possible cause for the muscle pain? While it can be a side effect of this medication, if you stopped it 7 months ago, there should be some improvement by now. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomach pain. Ref: Alendronate Information Are you on any other medications? ## I stopped taking alendronate 3 years ago and am still having...

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Evenity Reactions

First shot and now I have joint and muscle pain within 5 days. Have RA and my doctor is saying this is just a flare, but it feels so different. Anyone else on Evenity for bone building? ## The FDA does list joint, and muscle pain as being common side effects of Evinity, along with fever, weight gain, and insomnia. Ref: Evenity Information Is this the only medication you're currently taking? ## I was on Prolia so when I started Evenity I got the shots in my stomach. Woke up at 2:00 am with such pain in the shot area. Is it better to get it in the legs? Anyone else have this problem? ## I have RA also but I’m on cimzia for that so the evinity didn’t bother that. My problem was the pain in my stomach at 2:00 in the morning. I go for my next shot at the end of the month and ...

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Prolia side effects

I would like to know of any side effects others may have experienced after receiving Prolia infusions. Up to now I have none. ## Prolia is used to treat or prevent Osteoporosis, specifically in post-menopausal women, it contains the active ingredient Denosumab. I'm glad to hear you've had no side effects, however, they can include: skin infections, jaw bone problems, irritation at the injection site and hypocalcemia. Read More: MedlinePlus Does anyone else have experience using this? ## How are you doing now? Still now side effects? Please let us know ## I was given a shot of prolia 8 days ago. I am suffering from pains in my arms and legs, digestive discomfort and nausea. Has anyone had this shot as I would like to know how long these side effects last as I am unable to work at...

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Prolia and tooth extraction

I got one shot of Prolia in late December 2022. In February I developed a tooth infection and fracture below the gum line. It needs to be extracted. No one seems to know anything about this. I am so worried about jaw necrosis. Oncologist who gave me the drug said wait at least 3 months, my former oncologist said 2 months. Everything I've read online says to wait the 6 months. But I have an infection and I'm concerned about how that may affect my heart and my dental health. Has anyone had a tooth extracted after one shot of Prolia? ## I’ve been having those shots since 2017 and so far had no problems. You’re letter scared me. Sorry to hear about your pain. ## Regardless of whether or not you can have the tooth removed, yet, you can still treat the infection via antibi...

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Prolia & Hair Loss

I've just recently had my second Prolia shot. So far so good...a little back pain. I continually have stress fractures on my feet and have also taken fosamax. My current problem is hair loss & I wondered if anyone else was having that problem? ## Hello, Gracie! How are you? No, this isn't listed from what I can find, but I'll check a couple more sources to be sure and post back. Are you on any other medications? How old are you? ## I'm 57. On no other meds except evista and a pill for reflux. A friend sent me a website that stated that there was a study with some hair loss ## Yes, after my second shot of Prolea, I had two UTIs, fatigue, huge bumps under the skin on my face and all over my scalp, an array of unexplained symptoms like peripheral neuropathy (not diabeti...

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Prolia Loss of Taste and Smell

I have been taking Prolia injections for 2 years now. Over time, I've noticed that my sense of taste and smell has diminished. As of 6 months ago, I have totally lost the ability to taste anything sweet. Desserts of any kind taste bitter to me. I have also been on Levothyroxine (Synthoid) for a few years prior to starting the Prolia, but the loss of taste and smell has been significantly worse since I started the Prolia injections. Has anyone else experienced taste and smell issues taking Prolia? ## Yes I haven't any taste. Feel a little hungry. Then no taste and don't want it. Also my shoulders are really hurting, then goes to my head. I have several health problems but I know my body. Was not a candidate for Prolia at all and I would not take it again. Best of luck to you ...

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What To Take After Stopping Prolia?

I had two injections of prolia and then my doctor said we could stop, because I was well - that was 2 years ago. Now I had a test and it seems my results are worse again. My doctor said to start with bonviva again (medication I used before prolia). I take calcium 1 calcimagon-d3 forte every day. Are there other therapies? I had no problems when I took prolia, but I don't want it anymore because of the side effects. ## I found the post on Side effects experienced after a Prolia injection very interesting as I have been having this injection every six months for osteoporosis for the last three and a half years. I have had this injection sometimes in the arm and sometimes in the stomache depending on the nurse/dr. injecting. I must say I have never had any reaction either in terms of a...

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vision changes from taking boniva

I took once monthly Boniva for the first time and now I am having trouble reading. I can't read type that I was able to just days before. It started from the first day I took it. My doctor said to go to eye doctor and she is taking me off of it. Anybody else had this affect their eyesight? I also definately had frequent urination the first 2 nights. ## Yes and still do after stopping and seeing eye doctor, getting new lens. I also had a lot of joint pains aches. I just takes Caltrate ## New lens, like for glasses? So, it didn't go back to normal even after you started it? That's scary. Thanks for taking time to let me know there is somebody else it has done that to. ## Eye problems are known side effects of Boniva, according to FDA reports, and in most cases, they go away, a...

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Prolia issues and side effects

I am not going to have my next shot of Prolia due 11 June. I have already had two injections and lately have suffered horrible side effects such as terrible constipation, leg and foot cramps, skin rashes, stomach pain,etc. I also found out that Prolia works by stopping the body's own bone production, causing old bone to become denser. This results in probable fractures due to old brittle bones, Prolia also causes low calcium levels in the blood, a weird side effect seeing it is supposed?to strengthen boned! ## I am sorry for your pain and suffering, I am on the "high risk list" for fractures, so having a product that has rebuilt bone mass in MY body is a blessing. No, I don't like the side effects, but I don't want to be in a wheel chair either.. Good Luck To You and...

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Assistance to pay for Forteo

My family income is not below the level required for assistance from the LillyCares program. I'm 67 years old and have just retired (5/31/23) so now I'll be on a Medicare Advantage program. Is there anything else I can try to help cover the extremely high cost of Forteo?

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Osteoporosis Medications (32 results)