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Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

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Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

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Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

Comment from: MissT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 13

Took pill #1 yesterday. Diarrhea started within 30 minutes. Diarrhea by far worse today. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow for an alternative. Wondering if the 1x monthly pill is just too much for my small frame to handle. I'm certainly not going to spend 2 days in the restroom each month!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

Comment from: MissT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 13

Took pill #1 yesterday. Diarrhea started within 30 minutes. Diarrhea by far worse today. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow for an alternative. Wondering if the 1x monthly pill is just too much for my small frame to handle. I'm certainly not going to spend 2 days in the restroom each month!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Kathy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: October 26

Took once a month dose yesterday morning. No symptoms until I went to bed. I woke up with chest pain and chills it describes as common side effect. But the pain was pretty bad, it hurt even when I just breath. I had difficulty to move my body. I had to take pain killer. Called my doctor, he suggested to see how it goes and try one more time next month to see if I still have side effects. It has been 48 hours since I took medication, I am still in pain but it's getting better. Hope this goes away soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

Comment from: MissT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 13

Took pill #1 yesterday. Diarrhea started within 30 minutes. Diarrhea by far worse today. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow for an alternative. Wondering if the 1x monthly pill is just too much for my small frame to handle. I'm certainly not going to spend 2 days in the restroom each month!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Kathy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: October 26

Took once a month dose yesterday morning. No symptoms until I went to bed. I woke up with chest pain and chills it describes as common side effect. But the pain was pretty bad, it hurt even when I just breath. I had difficulty to move my body. I had to take pain killer. Called my doctor, he suggested to see how it goes and try one more time next month to see if I still have side effects. It has been 48 hours since I took medication, I am still in pain but it's getting better. Hope this goes away soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Benlista 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 31

Just started Benlista oral 4 days ago. Have had a side effect every day. Headaches from hell, nausea, dizziness and it's hard to swallow. Never again!!!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

Comment from: MissT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 13

Took pill #1 yesterday. Diarrhea started within 30 minutes. Diarrhea by far worse today. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow for an alternative. Wondering if the 1x monthly pill is just too much for my small frame to handle. I'm certainly not going to spend 2 days in the restroom each month!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Kathy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: October 26

Took once a month dose yesterday morning. No symptoms until I went to bed. I woke up with chest pain and chills it describes as common side effect. But the pain was pretty bad, it hurt even when I just breath. I had difficulty to move my body. I had to take pain killer. Called my doctor, he suggested to see how it goes and try one more time next month to see if I still have side effects. It has been 48 hours since I took medication, I am still in pain but it's getting better. Hope this goes away soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Benlista 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 31

Just started Benlista oral 4 days ago. Have had a side effect every day. Headaches from hell, nausea, dizziness and it's hard to swallow. Never again!!!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Helen Andrychow 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 12

Took this medicine 2 days ago and I haven't been out of bed since! There isn't a part if my body that doesn't hurt at this point. I will not be taking this medicine again for any reason. The side effects far out weigh the reward at this point!!!

Comment from: Laura 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 11

I just realized this morning after being on generic Boniva for 8 months that my problems I am experiencing may be attached to this drug. I have had increased joint and muscle pain through these last months and in the last 2 months, severe hip and thigh pain. I am 61 years old and a former ballerina. I have been doing yoga at least 2 times a week for 40 years and 2 aerobic workouts twice a week too. I also play golf 3 times a week. VERY ACTIVE!! I have felt like I am 100 years old for the last 2 months feeling extremely arthritic plus hip issue. I will IMMEDIATELY stop this medication for at least 3 months as an experiment and report to my doctor.

Related Reading: boniva | muscle pain

Comment from: Mom/Grandma 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 02

I took the generic version of Bonita. I got severe side effects. (severe chills, frozen hands, skin pain, body aches, unable to stand or walk, pain in the eyes when moving eyes up or down and a slight fever) This is ridiculous. I've been living on Tylenol for days. It's been 6 days and I'm still having aches and pains and eye pains. Thank God not as severe as day 1 & 2. I'm never taking this again. I spoke to my doctor and she agrees I won't take it again.

Related Reading: fever | tylenol

Comment from: Anita 0-2 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 04

Took my first dosage as prescribed. Within 2 hours my feet and hurt , had tremendous heartburn. Then started diarrhea. Nausea, headache, chill. 3 days I could not leave the house! So weak and fatigued! Call do o and pharmacy! Were not able to offer and time frame for this! I will not take or recommend to to anyone !

Related Reading: heartburn | diarrhea | headache

Comment from: Beth O. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 01

Took it as directed and quickly started having awful nausea and sharp pains in my abdomen. Continued to have vomiting, nausea and gastritis for three weeks. Avoid this medication!!

Comment from: MissT 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 13

Took pill #1 yesterday. Diarrhea started within 30 minutes. Diarrhea by far worse today. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow for an alternative. Wondering if the 1x monthly pill is just too much for my small frame to handle. I'm certainly not going to spend 2 days in the restroom each month!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Kathy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: October 26

Took once a month dose yesterday morning. No symptoms until I went to bed. I woke up with chest pain and chills it describes as common side effect. But the pain was pretty bad, it hurt even when I just breath. I had difficulty to move my body. I had to take pain killer. Called my doctor, he suggested to see how it goes and try one more time next month to see if I still have side effects. It has been 48 hours since I took medication, I am still in pain but it's getting better. Hope this goes away soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Benlista 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 31

Just started Benlista oral 4 days ago. Have had a side effect every day. Headaches from hell, nausea, dizziness and it's hard to swallow. Never again!!!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Helen Andrychow 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 12

Took this medicine 2 days ago and I haven't been out of bed since! There isn't a part if my body that doesn't hurt at this point. I will not be taking this medicine again for any reason. The side effects far out weigh the reward at this point!!!

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 12

I can’t say if it is effective. I just took my 3rd dose. If it is anything like the first 2, I will not take it again!

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

QUESTION

What is another medical term for osteoporosis? See Answer
Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: Chris 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

Flu like symptoms - took it for 2 months and decided the side effects are not worth it.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: Chris 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

Flu like symptoms - took it for 2 months and decided the side effects are not worth it.

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Comment from: Ditas 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 08

HORRIBLE MEDICINE!!!! TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! YOU WILL DIE FROM THE SIDE EFFECTS EVEN BEFORE YOU HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

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Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

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Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: Chris 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

Flu like symptoms - took it for 2 months and decided the side effects are not worth it.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: Ditas 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 08

HORRIBLE MEDICINE!!!! TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! YOU WILL DIE FROM THE SIDE EFFECTS EVEN BEFORE YOU HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!

Related Reading: osteoporosis

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 03

I don't care if this helps bone mass. I am a mess! Month 1 felt like I was hit by a truck. Horrible flu like all over excruciating pain. Month 2 and 3 better. This month went to the hospital with disfiguring facial and neck swelling. Was given an epi pen in case of suffocation !!! Never again.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: Chris 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

Flu like symptoms - took it for 2 months and decided the side effects are not worth it.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: Ditas 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 08

HORRIBLE MEDICINE!!!! TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! YOU WILL DIE FROM THE SIDE EFFECTS EVEN BEFORE YOU HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!

Related Reading: osteoporosis

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 03

I don't care if this helps bone mass. I am a mess! Month 1 felt like I was hit by a truck. Horrible flu like all over excruciating pain. Month 2 and 3 better. This month went to the hospital with disfiguring facial and neck swelling. Was given an epi pen in case of suffocation !!! Never again.

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Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 02

I have been boniva for 4 weeks, and thankfully have not had ANY negative side effects.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I have been taking ibandronate for some time now, and it works well for my muscles. I had a bone density scan last year. My doctor told me that my medication was no longer working, she wanted to switch me to Prolia. I had the injection. It created such muscle pain I did not have another but had to wait 6 more months to go back on Ibandronate. I find that although it may not be helping my bones it helps my back muscles. I have extreme muscle fatigue at the end of the cycle. It is just debilitating. So this month, I took my dose 5 days early. This seems to have helped. At least I can stand up straight.

Related Reading: prolia | muscle pain

Comment from: clsohio 65-74 Female Patient Published: December 04

Third month of taking this medicine and will not be doing it a fourth month! I have been in so much pain since being on this medicine that it is not even funny...hand and joint pain in the fingers and leg cramps galore! Also my hip joints have hurt severely since starting it.

Comment from: granny 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

First month I had some of the side effects but not serious. Second month totally different story. Horrible pain, dizziness, vomiting. I will not be taking a third month!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I have just started taking Ibandronate which is generic for Boniva. So far, no side effects. My pharmacist did explain the drug and suggessted I continue taking OsteoBase - a supplement - in addition to the Ibandronate.

Related Reading: boniva

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 19

One pill was more than enough to decide that the side effects were not worth the cure, if that cure actually materializes! After taking one pill my entire body ached, specially my legs, arms and fingers.

Comment from: Chris 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

Flu like symptoms - took it for 2 months and decided the side effects are not worth it.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: Ditas 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 08

HORRIBLE MEDICINE!!!! TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! YOU WILL DIE FROM THE SIDE EFFECTS EVEN BEFORE YOU HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!

Related Reading: osteoporosis

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 03

I don't care if this helps bone mass. I am a mess! Month 1 felt like I was hit by a truck. Horrible flu like all over excruciating pain. Month 2 and 3 better. This month went to the hospital with disfiguring facial and neck swelling. Was given an epi pen in case of suffocation !!! Never again.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 02

I have been boniva for 4 weeks, and thankfully have not had ANY negative side effects.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 22

i just took one Boniva pill on april 20th 2016 and the next day I have toe worst pain in my arms, legs and fingers. I have a follow up with my pc doctor on may 12th, I am not taking another pill. I will continue taking my liquid calcumn and my vit d3, but as far as taking the Boniva it is not happening. also my vision is blurred and I can't even drive my car. my husband said enough is enough.

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Comment from: Anna Ew 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: December 10

I was given this drug by my doctor and have been taken it for 12 years . I was suppose to have been taken it for only two years but my GPs never informed me. I was suffering a lot of bone pain , iThe pain I n my feet was affecting my driving hand pain back pain. I stopped taken Boniva two months ago and all my pain has gone ., I feel so much better.... Pain free

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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