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Reclast vs Boniva, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Reclast vs Boniva for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Reclast (latest outcomes from 8,614 users) has active ingredients of zoledronic acid. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Boniva (latest outcomes from 16,357 users) has active ingredients of ibandronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

What is the symptom

Bone and joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Bone and joint pain 117,673 patients)

On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,766 female patients aged 54 who take the same drugs are studied in Reclast vs Boniva

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female54Osteoporosis Post-menopausal

Drugs to compare:

Reclast zoledronic acidNovartis Pharms
Boniva ibandronate sodiumRoche

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 54 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Reclast (Novartis Pharms)Boniva (Roche)
Bone And Joint Pain12.45%14.86%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Reclast (Novartis Pharms)Boniva (Roche)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Tooth ExtractionBone Pain
Bone DisorderBack Pain
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pain In JawPain In Extremity
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Impaired HealingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Chest Pain
Arthralgia (joint pain)Diarrhoea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Reclast (Novartis Pharms)Boniva (Roche)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Tooth ExtractionJaw Disorder (jaw disease)
Bone DisorderImpaired Healing
PainTooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth)
Pain In JawGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Impaired HealingAnxiety
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
AnxietyOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)
SwellingTooth Disorder (tooth disease)
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)Oral Disorder (mouth disease)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Reclast (zoledronic acid) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Boniva (ibandronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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