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Boniva Report: None Doctor\'s advice

Boniva Report: None Doctor\'s advice

A following Boniva side effect report was submitted by a user.

Female patient reported the following Boniva oral once a month. side effects :
None. Doctor\'s advice.

Poison Alert: This \"new\" drug should not be taken unless you have researched it and come to your own informed decision, independent of your doctor’s advice. The lovable Sally Field commercials can work on your sub-conscious making you feel you should try Boniva but beware. Boniva (bisphophonate) could be dangerous, even fatal. This healthy woman who practiced a perfect life style, never caught up in the \"health care system\", suddenly is in a struggle for her life. One half of a Boniva pill in May 07, as a cautious approach, followed by one whole pill in June and the lights went out. If your doctor recommends any of the bisphosphonates class of drugs, Google Actonel, Fosamax or Boniva and read and study before you decide to swallow. These potentially dangerous drugs have a long half-life and accumulate in your body, increasing risk as time passes. Please warn people you love that might be frail, petite, thin-boned, sensitive to chemicals or drugs, or in poor health to avoid Boniva. In Japan Boniva is not promoted; and, it may be especially dangerous for small Asian women of slight build. If you do take Boniva, eliminate orange juice and other acid producing foods from your diet, and do not take Advil or most of the other over the counter pain relievers, as I have read they can interact negatively with Boniva. Being informed will help you stay healthy.

Medication Dosage: One Boniva pill.
Medication Frequency: Once a month.
Patient Age: 72
Patient Weight: 110
Other medications: None.
Diagnosis: Density test showed bone thinning.
Pre-existing conditions: Petite Asian.
Hospitalized? Yes ICU one week.
Life-threatening? Yes Let\'s just do the life-threatening side effects: Boniva caused the esophagus to bleed, which led to a plunge in blood pressure, and CHF, congestive heart failure.
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? Yes Blood transfusions.
Other serious medical events? No
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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