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Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Boniva (Ibandronic Acid) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Boniva has an overall score of 2. The effectiveness score is 5 and the side effect score is 3. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Boniva review by 60 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   preventing osteoporosis
Dosage & duration:   150 mg taken once monthly for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   nothing regularly
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was to prevent thinning of bones
Side effects:   Nauseau, increasing in severity each time Boniva was taken. By the third month, even with waiting a couple of hours after taking the pill before any food was consumed, the food did not stay down at all. Before eating, it was like dry heaves and it was hoped food would alleviate those. It didn't work. Felt miserable for most of the rest of the day
Comments:   Take one Boniva once a month.


Boniva review by 59 year old male patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   osteoporosis
Dosage & duration:   250 mg taken once a mo for the period of once
Other conditions:   Liver transplant survivor
Other drugs taken:   Prograf, Cellcept, Fludrocortisone, occasional Vicodin
Reported Results
Benefits:   None. Due to side effects I was only able to take a single dose. I am now hoping that I do not have permanent damage from the single dose. Time will tell.
Side effects:   Extreme agonizing bone pain in neck and ribs; high fever for 1 1/2 days; debilitating pain in shoulder and neck to the point that I could not get out of bed for 4 days. I subsequently read that it can aggravate previous injuries where bones have been broken or damaged. I had an earlier neck injury and compression fractures in my spine. I believe these old injuries were antagonized by the Boniva.
Comments:   In order to counteract the side effects I took Benadryl for a possible allergic reaction and Prednisone to reduce inflammation. Had to take 2 Tylenol every 6 hours for pain. This drug has not had anywhere near enough testing. In the aftermath of my experience I have now heard for 4 seperate people that they know or heard of someone with a bad Boniva experience. This drug was once a solvent / cleaning product in industry. How on earth did it ever get fed to mammals to see the effect on bone loss / bone growth? I will never take it again, even if I wind up only 4 feet tall. It is a horrible drug.

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