An Aredia infusion has a number of benefits, but this treatment also has some side effects which you should be aware of before choosing this drug for an osteoporosis infusion or bone cancer treatment. The benefits of this type of bisphosphonate therapy are twofold, because the treatment lessens the chances of bone fractures and other complications caused by osteoporosis, and also helps with some types of bone cancer by decreasing the pain felt by the patient. Aredia offers bone benefits whether your bones have been weakened by age, radiation, or trauma such as that seen with tumor removal from the bone and other surgical procedures.
There are some side effects with an Aredia infusion, and these can range from mild all the way up to life threatening. One of the most common, and one that usually goes away without treatment after a short time, is back pain. Pain and tenderness at the infusion site is another minor side effect for this premenopausal osteoporosis treatment. Constipation and dizziness are some of the other minor problems that have been reported with an Aredia infusion. You may have a slightly elevated temperature for one to two days after the treatment, and nausea and vomiting can occur as well. Stomach pain, mild joint or muscle pain, and fatigue have also been reported, but are not usually severe and go away fairly quickly.
Some serious side effects which can occur with an Aredia infusion, whether the treatment is for post menopausal osteoporosis or another condition, include symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. If you notice swelling in your throat or mouth, severe hives and itching, or have difficulty breathing contact 911 or go to the closest emergency room right away. Confusion, erratic or irregular heartbeats, hallucinations, drastic mood changes, and a lack of urination can all be serious side effects of an Aredia infusion and should be evaluated by a physician. For most people, the benefits of this treatment is proven and the side effects are mild and do not occur frequently.