Reclast

Active Ingredient(s): Zoledronic Acid
FDA Approved: * April 16, 2007
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Reclast Overview

Zoledronic acid, also known as zoledronate, is a medication used to treat a number of bone diseases.[1] These include osteoporosis, high blood calcium due to cancer, bone breakdown due to cancer, and Paget’s disease of bone.[1] It is given by injection into a vein.[1] Common side effects include fever, joint pain, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and feeling tired.[1] Serious side effects may include kidney problems, low bloo...

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Reclast side effects

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 losing 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' ...

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cost of Reclast

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...

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Reclast fever chills

My mother (age 69) received a Reclast infusion 36 hours ago. She currently has a fever of 101.8 and has the chills and has felt shaky. She has called her primary care doctor and the doctor who prescribed Reclast but since it's after hours she can only talk to their help lines. They said to head to the ER only if her fever reaches 103 degrees. They said she can take Advil or Tylenol for the fever. I read on the FDA site that Reclast can affect the kidneys so I'm suggesting Tylenol for her (since that's processed in the liver not the kidneys). I also read she should drink a lot of water. Can anyone speak to a similar experience? Is there anything else we should be doing? ## How is your mother doing, now? As reported by the FDA, those can be normal side effects of Reclast. She ...

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Maximum number of times to use Reclast

I have been infused with Reclast 6 times, with a holiday in between. I cannot find info as to the limit in using this drug. The last 2 times I developed muscle pain and fatigue. Feeling of general unwellness. Lasted 2 weeks the last time. The first 4x I had no symptoms.

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How many times does medicare cover reclast?

I have osteoporosis. I had 2x reclast infusion. how many times does medicare cover this infusion? ## Hi Lucy, According to the link below, medicare seems to have stopped paying for Reclast infusions as of July 1st, 2013. However, they do list coverage for the generic version (Zoledronic Acid 1mg Infusions): cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM8286.pdf That document might be old though and I'll also admit that certain information on their website comes off as if I'm reading hieroglyphs. So I would still encourage you to contact medicare directly just to be sure that you have updated information on specific coverage. Their contact page can be found at: questions.cms.gov/newrequest.php?id=5005&subtopicID=8296# I hope this ...

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Waiting period for surgery after Reclast infusion

My annual infusion is due this month. I need shoulder surgery. How long do I need to wait after the infusion to have it done? I am scheduled to have two dental implants at the end of June. May I presume that is far enough into the future? I am in my mid-70s and have had two infusions in 2015 and 2016.

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Doctor did not advice to have dental work before reclast

I had reclast in September. That's when I got the information about doing dental work prior to infusion. Now in November I had a dental check up and have the beginnings of periodontal desease! I am 68 and never had my wisdom teeth removed. They are filled with bacteria and endangering my other teeth next to them but now I can't remove them. If I had been advised to get my dental work done prior to infusion by my doctor, I would have taken care of my teeth first. What can I do now? Is there an amount of time after infusion when it is safer to have this done? I have no other illness or desease and have had no after effects from the Reclast so far. ## I had Reclast a couple years a go after breast cancer treatment caused me to have mild osteoporosis issues. I had it in the infusion...

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reclast benefits verification form

I work for an osteoporosis physician and I was recently told that Novartis no longer supports the reclast and you portal. I was wondering if there is any other form that is used to get the same results or if I have to contact each individual patients insurance company for verification and copay information

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Reclast Infusions and Dental Implants

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, ...

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Reclast, in my 30s, want to get pregnant

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...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Zoledronic Acid
  • Injection: 0.05mg/ml, 0.8mg, 4mg, 4mg/100ml, 4mg/100ml(0.04mg/ml), 4mg/5ml, 4mg/5ml(0.8mg/ml), 4mg/vial, 4mmg, 5mg/100ml
  • Solution: 4mg/100ml (0.04mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Reclast: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0435 Reclast 5 mg/100ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Other drugs which contain Zoledronic Acid or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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Reclast Infusions and Dental Implants
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Reclast fever chills
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Is there anyone that has taken Reclast for severe osteoporosis that can give me any information on side effects ## ## It... 2 replies
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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 ar... 1 reply
reclast infusion does medicare pay
Will Medicare pay for my Reclast Infusion? ## Hi Frey, I believe it does, but only if you meet certain criteria. The inf... 1 reply
reclast benefits verification form
I work for an osteoporosis physician and I was recently told that Novartis no longer supports the reclast and you portal...
reclast/parathyroidisim
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