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 Reclast Zoledronic Acid
Zoledronic acid (INN) or zoledronate (marketed by Novartis under the trade names Zometa, Zomera, Aclasta and Reclast) is a bisphosphonate given intravenously. Contents 1 Mechanism of Action 2 Approvals and indications 2.1 Bone complications of cancer 2.2 Osteoporosis 2.3 Pagets disease 3 Side effects 4 Research 4.1 With hormone therapy for breast cancer 5 Contraindications 6 References 7 External links Mechanism of Action Zoledronic acid slows down bone resorption, allowing ...
reclast
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I would like to know if there is a blog on osteoporosis in which someone out there has taken Reclast. My Dr. is wanting me to begin this iv injection. I took 2 year injections of Forteo and now the DR. wants me to begin this. I need to know has much as possible on this drug ## Here's a link to the monograph with more information: I also hunted you up a few more links with information: Click Here Reclast Website ## I too have to take the injections every day for two years. They claim this will REBUILD my bones, and this is what I need. It is suppose to reverse bone loss and damage. I am on my 3rd month. It does not hurt if you put it in your thigh. The stomache sorta stings. Good luck ## Reclast is a great option! I'll tell you why: Reclast reduces the risk of fracture at the thr... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Reclast.
Mon, Dec 14 '09, 7:08 AM
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Is there anyone that has taken Reclast for severe osteoporosis that can give me any information on side effects ## ## It has been a year since I took the reclast, and I had absolutely no side effects. I do suggest you drink alot of water. I traveled one hour and drank 64 ounces of water on the way, I did not want any kidney problems. I did not have any problems. I am 55 years old and have severe osteoporosis ...
Updated 5 years ago in Reclast.
Wed, May 06 '09, 4:27 PM
cost of Reclast
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I had an infusion of Reclast at an infusion center in June 2010 and my Medicare HMO received a bill for over $7000 for which they paid $5800 claiming that was the average price that Medicare allows. My local pharmacy as well as an online quote was $1000 at the time. Why is there such a vast difference between a hospital charge and the retail market price? ## Reclast contains the active ingredient Zoledronic Acid, it is used to prevent bone fractures in cancer patients and people with certain other health issues. The reason there is such a huge difference is because, when at the hospital or infusion center, you are paying for a lot more than just the drug. You're also paying to use their equipment, the time you are taking up space to have it done there and the salaries/wages of any p... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Reclast.
Thu, Jul 17 '14, 7:32 AM
reclast infusion
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Can I drink coffee before reclast infusion? ## Hello, Carol! How are you? It's most likely not a good idea. There are warnings for Reclast that state that the patient must be appropriately hydrated, before the infusion is given and caffeine is a diuretic that removes fluid from the body. Unless your doctor okays it, it would be best to avoid anything caffeinated. Side effects to Reclast may include administration sight reactions, headaches, anorexia and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 28 days ago in Reclast.
Tue, Nov 18 '14, 2:56 PM
reclast side effects
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I took Prolia and I have severe discomfort in my mouth. I am afraid that Reclast will do as much harm as Prolia. The doctor wants me on Reclast but I am very afraid of the jaw problem and the pain in my mouth is horrible. My tongue and my lips have given me some kind of reaction allergic and feels swollen. I am also afraid of loosing some tooth. ## Hello, Lala! How are you? It is a different type of drug, but to be honest, there have also been a lot of issues reported by those that have tried it. The best suggestion I can make is to go in and sit down with your doctor and have a heart to heart covering your fears and concerns. Have them give you the full side effect information, so they can help you make a fully informed decision. And remember, no matter what your doctor 'wants'... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Reclast.
Sat, Dec 21 '13, 8:43 AM
osteoporosis/REclast
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had a reclast injection12/8/09 I had shorten on breath after the body aches and slight fever is this normal? I have rapid heartbeat everytime I try to doing anything like running the sweeper, dusting & etc. ## Flu-like symptoms exist in about 15% of patients who have Reclast (meaning 85% don't experience it). Your doctor should have told you to take Tylenol the day of your infusion and for three days following the infusion. You should have also drank two glasses of water the morning of the infusion, and eat normally. The body aches have been seen in clinical trials, but this is the case for all drugs in the class (to include Fosamax, Boniva, and Actonel). FYI, when a patient takes Reclast, 61% of the solution binds straight to the bones where it's needed and the remaining 39... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Reclast.
Mon, Dec 14 '09, 6:53 AM
reclast/parathyroidisim
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Is/has anyone taken Reclast (and perhaps has osteopenia) AND diagnosed with parathyroidisim??? Not sure whether to take the drug or go through the surgery (specifically since an abnormal parathyroid gland has not been found after having had 2 Sestimibi scans and 1 ultra sound). I've been told that happens with 20% of parathyroid patients....HELP!! ...
Updated 2 months ago in Reclast.
Tue, Oct 07 '14, 4:40 PM
reclast infusion does medicare pay
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Will Medicare pay for my Reclast Infusion? ## Hi Frey, I believe it does, but only if you meet certain criteria. The information I found on this appears to be a few years old, so I don't know if anything has changed regarding their policies... but from what I could gather, Medicare will only consider the use of Zoledronic Acid (Reclast) to be medically necessary if it's being provided to you for either Paget's disease or for the treatment of osteoporosis "in postmenopausal women". However a Word document by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine notes that Medicare only requires documentation of medical necessity for infusions (with guidelines listed in the link below). So this is something I would encourage you to look into further if you don't meet... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Reclast.
Wed, Oct 15 '14, 3:24 PM
Reclast, in my 30s, want to get pregnant
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Does anyone know of anyone that is in their 30's or so that have done this treatment for osteoporosis. I know of only older people who have done it. I would just like to know what it is like for them. I have severe pain all the time and I did the treatment 4 months ago. I would like to try to get pregnant but do not know of anyone who has done this while on Reclast. IF there are women who have please respond. There is not much research about pregnancy and Reclast. Just that it is not a good idea. ## Do not take Reclast if you are trying to get pregnant. ## Liz is correct, while human studies on pregnant women are considered unethical, animals studies have shown that it is very dangerous. They found that Reclast caused seriously increased rates of miscarriage and stillbirth. It has a... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Reclast.
Sun, Dec 09 '12, 10:47 AM
Reclast Infusions and Dental Implants
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I have had 3 Reclast infusions, Jan 2011, Feb 2012, Mar 2013. Also had chemotherapy in 2006 for a cancer diagnosis with no further evidence of disease and no further treatment. I have a 4-unit bridge that has been replaced 4 times in as many years. Dentist wants to replace with 2 implants and two crowns. Trying to assess my risks for ONJ. Finding mixed reviews, almost as many stating very low risk (less than 1%) to others indicating I should avoid any type of oral surgery at all costs. Seems like implants are my only option, though, if I want to keep my ability to eat properly, to say nothing of the cosmetic/visual issues. The bridge is very visible and loss of all 4 teeth is unacceptable. Any suggestions or evidence-based information on risks for going forward with implants? ## Hello, ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Reclast.
Fri, Oct 31 '14, 5:37 PM
PROLIA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS, I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD DRUG TO TAKE. RECLAST HAS IT'S OWN PROBLEMS
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IT SEEMS THAT AFTER READING ALL THE REMARKS ON HERE THAT NONE OF US SHOULD CONTINUE ON WITH THIS DRUG !!! IT'S RUNNING HAVOC ON ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN IT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TAKE NEXT, BUT I KNOW ENOUGH NOT TO TAKE ANYMORE OF "THESE CANCER DRUGS ! " PERHAPS THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO TAKE, IN ANY CASE IT WILL NOT BE A DRUG USED FOR CANCER !!! OUR BODIES ARE FIGHTING PROLIA, SO IT SEEMS THAT IT IS NO GOOD FOR US W/OSTEOPOROSIS. THERE WILL MOST LIKELY BE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ABOUT PROLIA IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ## Even though litigation is the usual course of action for many drugs like Prolia, what I find to be sad, is that when it comes down to finding something else that works, doctors go ahead and prescribe another medication with just as many side effects; st... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Prolia.
Tue, Apr 29 '14, 8:45 PM
Does anyone knows how much Reclast cost under Medicare in St Lukes Hospital in Allentown PA
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I had Reclast before under other insurance, the pamphlet Dr. gave me said it would cost me $60. But I was charged about $700 out of $4900( included Reclast and the charge of the use of the infusion center ) they charged to my insurance. It was a surprise. I am supposed to have another one but this time, I am under Medicare. I tried to get how much the Reclast infusion would cost me this time but no one seems to know!! I called Dr's office, they referred me to the infusion center, then they passed my call to the St. Luke's billing office, after several transfers, I ended up with an answering machine. I left the message but no return calls. Anyway, I am so fed up with this search. So I wonder anyone has any idea of the cost under Medicare here in Allentown PA? I know Medicare will pa ...
Updated 5 months ago in Reclast.
Sun, Jun 22 '14, 3:13 PM
I Would Like To Compare Prices For Reclast Infusion Since Was Charged An Exorbitant Amount At A Hospital Centerdu
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What is the allowable payment by Medicare for a15 minute reclast infusion at an outpatient hospital center. My HMO was charged $7000 for the drug and paid 80% leaving a charge to me of 20%. My local pharmacy charges $1200 for a prescription so my question is why the vast difference in price. ## I don't have any information on what the Medicare allowable payment for it is, but I can explain the different in price from the pharmacy to the hospital. When you receive a medication at the hospital you are paying for way more than just the medication. You are paying fees for using their equipment, the time you are taking up space in their center, the salary of the person that's administering it, the IV equipment and you get the picture. It's the same reason you can buy a bottle of ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Reclast.
Sat, Feb 25 '12, 7:03 PM
Jaw Bone Deterioration
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I had two Reclast intravenous drugs; one in '08 & '09. In 2008 I had sinus lift augmentation with placement of 10 implants. In 2011, I lost one implant on the top & in 2012, I lost another implant on top again. I went to see my oral surgeon in July '12 and he told me that there was nothing he could do to help me as the bone in my upper jaw is severely deteriorated. Then I went to see a Prosthrodontist in Baltimore and he too could not make me a plate due to the severity of the upper bone. I subsequently learned that I cannot sue the drug company because they put on there indications about possible Jaw Bone problems. I do not remember my doctor telling me about the jaw bone problems prior to having the oral surgery. I am 63 years old & now left to flounder because... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Reclast.
Fri, Nov 30 '12, 2:09 AM
TO ANYONE CONSIDERING THIS MED, DON'T TAKE IT !!!!
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RECLAST & PROLIA both CAN & DO CAUSE WHATEVER YOU READ ON HERE. tHEY BOTH ARE NOT THE PROPER DRUGS FOR ANY OF US. sIDE EFFECTS DIFFER FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, SOME LAST A LONG TIME. i DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TAKE ANYMORE, BUT I DO HAVE SIGNIFICANT TMJ PAIN & CLICKING IN MY JAW. OPERATED ON TMJ 25 YRS. AGO---NO PROBLEM UNTIL I TOOK FIRST SHOT OF PROLIA. PAIN IN LONG BONE OF LEG ALSO, THE ONE THAT USUALLY SPLINTERS FROM RECLAST !! GOOD LUCK TO ALL/ ## Hi Antonette, How's it going? I'm sorry to hear about your experience with Prolia inj's. Based on the number of threads I've seen created on Prolia side effects (just on this site alone), it seems like there should be enough people to organize some sort of petition to the FDA regarding it's serious adverse effect... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Prolia.
Mon, Sep 01 '14, 7:09 AM
zoledronic acid infusion
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I am schudled for my first reclast infusion and need to know if it has sulfa as an ingredient as I am allergic to sulfa. ...
Updated 4 years ago in Zoledronic Acid.
Mon, Jan 04 '10, 8:59 AM
2 yr side effects: bone pain & pregnancy
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I just turned 26 and received a reclast infusion 2 years ago (the 23rd of Jan) will be 2 years exact. I'm a disabled vet. Since day once I have experienced severe bone pain. One endocrinologist told me if I were to get pregnant I would be a ticking time bomb. There is not one diagnosis to show how long it remains in your system, that It's all a guess. Nor can any one check to see if reclast is still in your bones. No OB/GYN knew about reclast, or believed at my age I could have full blown osteoporosis. Not could they tell me if it was risky to carry a child two years after infusion. Yet I did my research and it shows In animal studies malformations and miscarriages can occur (miscarriagages are caused chromosomal imbalance) therefore if I miscarried it would make perfect sense i... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Reclast.
Tue, Apr 29 '14, 6:25 PM
 Zometa Zoledronic Acid
Zoledronic acid (INN) or zoledronate (marketed by Novartis under the trade names Zometa, Zomera, Aclasta and Reclast) is a bisphosphonate given intravenously. Contents 1 Mechanism of Action 2 Approvals and indications 2.1 Bone complications of cancer 2.2 Osteoporosis 2.3 Pagets disease 3 Side effects 4 Research 4.1 With hormone therapy for breast cancer 5 Contraindications 6 References 7 External links Mechanism of Action Zoledronic acid slows down bone resorption, allowing ...
 Zoledronic Acid
Zoledronic acid (INN) or zoledronate (marketed by Novartis under the trade names Zometa, Zomera, Aclasta and Reclast) is a bisphosphonate given intravenously. Contents 1 Mechanism of Action 2 Approvals and indications 2.1 Bone complications of cancer 2.2 Osteoporosis 2.3 Pagets disease 3 Side effects 4 Research 4.1 With hormone therapy for breast cancer 5 Contraindications 6 References 7 External links Mechanism of Action Zoledronic acid slows down bone resorption, allowing ...


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