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What are alternatives to zometa/xgeva for bone loss/sre prevention in breast cancer, bone mets that do not decrease calcium? Thank you.

What are alternatives to zometa/xgeva for bone loss/sre prevention in breast cancer, bone mets that do not decrease calcium? Thank you.

Not much else: The alternative is avoid both and not take anything as there is nothing else available that helps. But low calcium is of no consequence especailly with zometa. ...Read more

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What are side effects of zometa ?

What are side effects of zometa  ?

Zometa: Fatigue, anemia, muscle aches, fever, swollen feet or legs, flu-like symptoms, & rarely osteonecrosis of the jaw & bone fractures. ...Read more

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I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

See dentist: You can have dental treatment while you are taking medications for osteoporosis. Dental care is extremely important and you want to save your teeth if possible. Your dentist will discuss the very low risk of osteonecrosis after extractions with you. Try to treat the tooth rather than remove it. ...Read more

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What are the benefits we get from zometa and what are the side effect? I'm a her2 breast cancer stage 3 patient

What are the benefits we get from zometa and what are the side effect? I'm a  her2 breast cancer stage 3 patient

Controversial: I personally think there is a benefit based on the trials. Specifically in post-menopausal women. Not only treating or preventing osteoporosis but also preventing breast cancer recurrence. But i think the final answer is still unknown. The side effects are few but one which is rare can be problematic, osteonecrosis of the jaw. ...Read more

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What are side effects of zometa ?

Zometa: Fatigue, anemia, muscle aches, fever, swollen feet or legs, flu-like symptoms, & rarely osteonecrosis of the jaw & bone fractures. ...Read more