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An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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My wife needs to go in for a Reclast (zoledronic acid) Infusion for Osteoporosis! What are the symptoms and what is the percentages of people that have symptoms?

My wife needs to go in for a Reclast (zoledronic acid) Infusion for Osteoporosis!  What are the symptoms and what is the percentages of people that have symptoms?

Reclast (zoledronic acid): There are many patients in whom the bone density study reports low bone density but this does not always cause any symptoms. Reclast (zoledronic acid) will stop further bone loss and may increase bone density. Tell your wife that she need not worry about this treatment if she does not have any indication of bone fractures. If she had those issues her doctor should/would have told her. ...Read more

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I have had one IV infusion of reclast (zoledronic acid) and need dental extractions. And woul like two implants is this safe?

I have had one IV infusion of reclast (zoledronic acid) and need dental extractions. And woul like two implants is this safe?

Statistically, Yes: If you take research seriously, and most of us in the profession definitely do, then there is little chance of osteonecrosis of bone from a single IV dose of reclast (zoledronic acid). That said, your chances are higher than someone who does not take reclast (zoledronic acid), and the IV form (versus the oral pill) is also a more elevated risk, statistically. Overall, talk with your dmd and get his/her take, but you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it complicated to have a tooth extracted if you've had a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion? Last infusion was 2011.

Is it complicated to have a tooth extracted if you've had a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?  Last infusion was 2011.

Two issues: It may or may not be complicated based upon the condition of the tooth and supporting structures. There should be no problem in regards to the medication taken years ago at this point in time. ...Read more

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I took a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion feb. 27 and i now need a tooth removed due to a cavity. Is it safe to have it removed?

I took a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion feb. 27 and i now need a tooth removed due to a cavity.  Is it safe to have it removed?

It depends...: On whether you have taken any other osteoporosis medication before this last Reclast (zoledronic acid) injection, including another dose of Reclast (zoledronic acid) previously. After reviewing your history with these medications, your oral surgeon can discuss the potential risks you may face and when the extraction might be safest. If delay is suggested, a root canal could buy you time. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

You can: To my knowledge, there is no reports of injury to liver with this medication. Chronic liver disease, especially cirrhosis can cause osteoporosis, so it should be treated. I would also recommend to see specialist to treat your hepatitis c , since there are new medications, hopefully get approved end of this year. These are highly effective (>90% cure rate). ...Read more

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How long is fasting required before reclast (zoledronic acid) is taken?

How long is fasting required before reclast (zoledronic acid) is taken?

Good news for you!: Hi. You DO NOT HAVE TO FAST before, during, or after Reclast (zoledronic acid) being given! Reclast (zoledronic acid) is given intravenously, bypassing the GI tract entirely (unlike the oral bisphosphonates, which require fasting). Bon appetite! ...Read more

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Which is best? Prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)

Which is best? Prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)

Talk to your doctor: Those drugs work differently. Both have side effects. Your doctor can assess the potential benefits and risks for you, taking into account your health, including other conditions. If uncertain, consider second opinion from an osteoporosis specialist. ...Read more

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What medication has less side effects prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)?

What medication has less side effects prolia  or reclast (zoledronic acid)?

Prolia: Both medications are anti-resorptive, meaning they prevent breakdown of your bone. Reclast (zoledronic acid) has been used for longer so has more side-effects that are known. It also can not be used if you have kidney problems. Prolia is an injection every 6 months (vs. 12 months with reclast). Both medications tend to be very well tolerated. ...Read more