• Help for chemo-induced bone pain

    Asked by Carool on Friday, May 24, 2019

    Help for chemo-induced bone pain

    A friend’s mother is having bone pain from her chemo for stage 2 breast cancer. She’s getting Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab. Does anyone know of an over-the-counter or prescription med that can help her? Thanks!

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    • CancerNews' Avatar
      CancerNews

      People have been taking Claritin to help with bone pain from the Neulasta shot, I'm not sure if it would be the same for this. @carm probably knows.

      28 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Claritn--but save some coin and buy the store-brand generic loratidine. Take it the day before an infusion and for 2 days after. For some reason, other non-drowsy antihistamines like Zyrtec or Allegra don't work on bone pain,

      27 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      No answers show here.

      27 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Even my answer didn't show.

      27 days ago
    • Helayne411's Avatar
      Helayne411

      When I was receiving treatment my doctor had me take Claritin. It helps a bit, but not significantly.

      27 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I can’t open any of the responses! I use my iPhone for the Internet, and now I’m unable to see what was said. Greg, can you help? Thanks! I’ve never had this problem before, and I can still see answers to other questions here.

      27 days ago
    • Mlaq's Avatar
      Mlaq

      Take Claritin beginning the day before treatment, day of treatment and day after treatment. My nurse practitioner instructed me to do this. They have found they it works....weird but go Figure

      27 days ago
    • coolteach51's Avatar
      coolteach51

      Claritin twice a day...works great!

      27 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I still can’t open this. Apologies for not responding.

      27 days ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      For some reason, answers will not open on my phone.
      Several times, Claritin has been recommended to help with bone pain. It should be cleared first thru docs. I am now on it daily due to itching but have used it with chemo and Prolia for bone ache issues.

      27 days ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello I'm an oncology nurse and she can ask for a few days worth of prednisone for the first few days after treatment or ask to be switched from Paclitaxel to Docetaxel. Docetaxel is a bit more gentler. Good luck to you and your friend.

      27 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      I don't know if it's my computer,but I don't see the comments whatsoever.

      27 days ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      If it's an over the counter they want then Motrin is indicated for cancer pain because it reduces swelling in the marrow.

      27 days ago
    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      I take
      Claritin for my bone pain. I know it sounds sily,, but the onco doctor told me to take it, after the nuelasta shot,, that I get on the body, the day after cheno. the Claritin works

      26 days ago

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