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Forteo side effects / sickness

I have been taking Forteo for 5 days. I am light headed, feeling of drunkenness, shaky, headaches, nauseous, disoriented, and some blurred vision daily. My doctors office was closed on Friday and at this point I'm scared and not sure to continue taking or not. ## Hello Becca, The symptoms that you are describing are all listed as known side effects for forteo according to the NIH and they should only last for around 4 hours, however, they also state that if you experience fainting, unusual tiredness or mental/mood changes such as confusion then you should head to the emergency room as these are serious conditions that need immediate attention. Did you experience any of these more severe symptoms? ## From what I read on Medline Plus, nausea is one of the more serious side effects. I ...

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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 ...

Updated in Prolia
Can I have deep gum treatment while on prolia?

I took prolia shot almost a year ago. I have gum disease for first time now. Can I safely get gum treatment and deep cleaning? Do I treat it differently because of Prolia? Do I risk worse infection? Do I take antibiotics first? Should I wait 6 more months to be more prolia free? ## Hello Janet, Here is what the National Institute of Health has to say on this matter. [1] NIH Prolia Information Section 5.4 "For patients requiring invasive dental procedures, clinical judgment of the treating physician and/or oral surgeon should guide the management plan of each patient based on individual benefit-risk assessment." Basically this means that it's going to be up to your doctor and dentist to determine what is safe and if your oral situation needs to be addressed immediately or can...

Updated in Prolia
Prolia side effects

Would like to know of side effects after Prolia infusion from other persons. 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: Is there anyone else with 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 the moment. I really feel terribl...

Updated in Prolia
Forteo indications

Osteoporosis med. Forteo Pen adiministration instructions ## My patient was taking Forteo for 2 months now, but it just so happened that she was not able to purchase another pen ahead of time. Will she able to use the remaining drug in the pen while waiting for the delivery of the next pen? Thank you. ## You should follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer, your doctor, or pharmacist. MJ, it is doubtful, since most will not load and administer it another time, they are meant for their initial uses and that's it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. How are you both doing? ## I am a female of 65 and only started taking forteo shots two months ago. Since I started the new syringe...

Updated in Forteo
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...

Updated in Prolia
diarrhea after prolia

I have severe osteoporosis, have lost SEVEN inches off my height, and look like a turtle with the big hump on the back. My specialist recommended Prolia which I started two years ago. After the first shot I got severe diarrhea starting about ten days later. I had been treated with an antibiotic so my Dr. thought that was the cause. After the second shot the diarrhea came back and the Dr. recommended Align probiotics (and any others I cared to take --"the more the better"). This helped and I have taken three probiotics a day every day since. I had my last shot in August and am again suffering with horrible diarrhea. I will NOT get another shot of this poison--I have heard it causes gluten allergies so guess I will try a gluten-free diet to see if it will help. I am sure you all a...

Updated in Prolia
Forteo - painful side effects returning 2 years later

I am a 65 year old female and started taking Forteo at age 63 due to a low bone density and family history of osteoporosis. I had very painful side effects in most of my joints and muscles. I stopped taking it after 3 months and the pain went away after several more months. Two years down the road, and not on any medications, the same pains have returned and have persisted for the last 5 months. The pain is especially bad once I lay down at night. Today I cannot lift my arm over my shoulder, my thumb is so painful I can not write a grocery list and, after hiking 5,000 foot mountains just 6 months ago, I need assistance to get in or out of bed. I have tested negative for bone cancer and Lyme disease. Rheumatoid arthritis has been ruled out but without conclusive testing. Has anyone had t...

Updated in Forteo
white round tablet with 683 imprinted on it

white round pill 638 ## My grandma found it in her office and didn't recognize it ## Hello, I found a pill that matches your description. According to the NIH the pill is a Alendronate Sodium pill which is used to help slow down bone loss and prevent fractures. Below I have listed some information, all of the information was sourced from the NIH. NDC 41616-638 IMPRINT 638 ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Alendronate Sodium 70 Mg LABEL AUTHOR Sun Pharma Global Inc. COLOR White SIZE 11mm SHAPE Round INACTIVE INGREDIENTS - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Starch, Corn - Silicon Dioxide - Magnesium Stearate I hope this information helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Updated in Alendronate
prolia success

I have just had the Prolia injection. So far no side affects that I am aware of. Is there anyone who has continued with Prolia (Denosumab) and had positive results after three years? thanks ## There are many people that have experienced good results from Prolia. What you have to remember though, is that most of them have no reason to go hunting up a site like this to find more information on it. The people that usually post on sites like this one are those that have had a problem and are looking for help, or support. Typical side effects of this medication, according to the FDA, may include administration site reactions, muscle/bone pain, cough, swollen joints, and loose teeth. Can anyone that's done well on Prolia chime in with their experience? ## I just completed 2 shots (one ful...

Updated in Prolia
Prolia Side Effects Duration

Would like to know if anyone had side effects from Prolia but they went away - and how long did it take for that to happen? ## There have been many posts about people suffering side effects, which in theory should wear off in a few weeks, but it hasn't worked that way for many. Here's a link to a post with comments from several people that have been suffering problems: Are you also suffering from problems? ## First injection Feb. One week later could barely walk or use my arms due to pain. Now have back pain, musculoskeletal pain, cholesterol very high and walk with a cane or walker,very seldom drive now, due to arm weakness.AND my doctor said there were no side effects.!!! Will not take second shot in August. ## Have you rec'd any info on your question. Or since May can you...

Updated in Prolia
Bone loss after Prolia

My hip bone numbers are worse after the 6 month shot. ## Not all medications and treatments work for everyone that tries them, that's why they are usually several choices available in any given therapeutic category. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Prolia as possibly including bladder infection, arm/leg pain and back pain. You may need to speak to your doctor about trying an alternative. Is there anything else I can help with? ## This is a terrible drug. I only took 2 injections in 9/14 and 3/15, but still have the resulting hair damage and jaw pain. My ENT and Dentist both told me that my jaw is messed up...Prolia does mention that as a side effect, but not hair damage. My immune system is weaker too...even 3 years after stopping Prolia. Yeah I'll just take the Osteopo...

Updated in Prolia
Prolia - Abundance Of Cavities From The Shot

after my last dental hygiene appt. my dentist came in and stated the nurse who cleaned my teeth saw many cavities. they did x-rays. i suddenly have 9 cavities & 2 root canals. i never had this before. i contacted amgen, who produce the shot. they said no one has had trouble w/their teeth, just jaw problems. if anyone has had this type of problem, please write in. thank you ## How long of a time period was there between when you received the Prolia and the dental appointment? Are you on any other medications? The reason I'm asking is because many medications can cause dry mouth, which can allow the bacteria that would normally be washed away by saliva to remain on the teeth and cause higher and faster rates of decay, than normal. Therefore, it may not necessarily be directly rela...

Updated in Prolia
Prolia side effects ongoing

I had my infusion Mar 4 2015. I have experienced severe stomach pains, leg pains that wake me up at night, a horrible dry cough, near migraine type headaches, very severe weakness, trouble walking, constipation, had to have dental work that I usually have great teeth, some trouble sleeping. My rheumatologist did nothing to try to help me with the symptoms but my primary doctor gave me medication that help with the stomach pains, take Excedrin for Migraines and enteric aspirin for back and body, and other meds to try and find some comfort. I'm somewhat better than the few weeks after the infusion but still have a lot of problems. Hopefully this doesn't last for 6 months. ## Hello, Shirl! How are you? I'm so sorry about what you're going through. Everything you've list...

Updated in Prolia
Alendronate Sodium Information

What is it for? I need to know more about alendronate sodium (NDC 0093-5171-19). ## Alendronate Sodium, also called Alendronic Acid, which is sold under the brand name Fosomax, it most commonly used to treat Osteoporosis. Side effects may include: nausea, stomach esophageal ulceration, drowsiness and joint pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is it gluten-free? ## Is Alendronate Sodium 70 mg supposed to be taken once a week? Is it still beneficial if I missed 3 doses?

Updated in Alendronate Sodium + Cholecalciferol
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...

Updated in Prolia
teeth problems after taking prolia

I took Prolia two months ago. I am developing loose teeth and sore spots on my gums. Have others experienced similar problems after taking Prolia? I go to the dentist regularly and have had no dental problems for several years. ## Hello, Dorrie! How are you? You should see your dentist to have this checked out. In certain rare cases, Prolia can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw, it's unlikely, but it would be best to have it checked out, to be sure. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include headache, vertigo, sciatica, anemia and rash. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'm going to my Dentist for an X-ray of jaw bone tomorrow. Just started hurting this weekend which is Memorial Day weekend. So far, I have had every side effect that Prolia offers and my...

Updated in Prolia
Calcitonin Side Effects

Has anyone experienced any side effects from Calcitonin? I have severe headaches and am susceptible to sinus infections. I also have lower back and joint pain. ## Hello Sanjoe, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing so many difficulties with your medication. I have pulled up some information for you. According to the National Institute of Health these are the following adverse reactions associated with taking Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray. All information listed is in reference to the Apotex Corp generic (NDC: 60505-0823) - Back Pain - Headache - Nasal Crusts - Dryness - Redness Or Erythema - Nasal Sores - Irritation - Itching - Thick Feeling - Soreness - Pallor - Infection - Stenosis - Runny/blocked - Small Wound - Bleeding Wound - Tenderness - Uncomfortable Feeling And Sore Across B...

Updated in Calcitonin
Prolia Injection Side Effects

Aprox 2 weeks after the prolia injection I started to experience nausea and weight loss. Also, loss of appetite and a keen sense of smell developed. It was difficult to eat or smell cooked food. It has been months and these symptoms have decreased dramatically. In contacting their website they would not confirm or deny this as a side effect of the drug. Has anyone else experienced nausea w/this drug? ## Hi Bonnie, From what I could gather, the following side effects are associated with Prolia, that may be similar to what you had experienced: -nausea -tingling in your fingers, toes, or around your mouth -pain, numbness, swelling, or drainage from mouth, teeth, or jaw -vomiting Referenced from: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a610023.html You or your doctor can also report various s...

Updated in Prolia
Tymlos - the new approved drug

I have been prescribed Tymlos but my insurance denied me. I'm in the appeal process and my dr. says we could start Reclast if I am again denied. Any suggestions on how to obtain Tymlos? And does anyone have experience with Reclast? ## I get my Tymlos free. I had no Rx Insurance. I am retired and on Medicare. My arthritis Dr sent in an application for me and I was approved. You might ask your Dr's office as they should know how to apply for help. You might not get it free but if your insurance denied you then you may get a significant amount of help... Does anyone have any experience with this drug? After my first shot, I had lower back pains and a mild headache.

Updated in Tymlos

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