This is my 4th day following zolendronic acid infusion and I thought I would share how this has been for me. I was very resistant to having further treatment having stopped taking alendronic acid due to side effects. However, after recent DEXA scan showed fracture in T9 and after much discussion I agreed to go ahead with the zolendronic acid infusion.
The infusion was given over an hour with it being my first one. I had drunk plenty of water beforehand and was also given a jug of water to drink during infusion. My BP, temperature and pulse were taken before, during and afterwards. When the infusion was finished it was followed by some saline to wash last of the zolendronic acid through.
I felt fine during this, and was well enough afterwards to drive myself the short distance home. Over the next two days I felt tired, fuzzy headed and not firing on all cylinders. I don’t know whether this was due to infusion or not but I am feeling much brighter today. I have had no other side effects so far.
I appreciate we all react differently to things, and we also have to make our own decisions about the way forward, but I hope my experience may help reassure those about to have infusion. I am 75 years old and am sole carer to my husband who has had Parkinson’s for 20 years.