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Safe Reclast Pregnant
Yes: Reclast is an intravenous form of a bisphosphonate. Bisphosphonates (including fosamax, actonel, boniva) are the most common meds used to treat osteoporosis. They all work in a similar way. The major advantage to Reclast is that it is given once yearly, and does not have GI side effects like the ones taken orally. There may be a slightly higher risk of atrial fibrillation with this drug. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Replacement?: Are you referring to a total joint replacement? ...Read more
I have had one IV infusion of reclast 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. That said, your chances are higher than someone who does not take reclast, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took a reclast 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 injection, including another dose of Reclast 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had one IV reclast infusion i need tooth extractions and would like two implants. Extractions are not due to reclast is this safe?
How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st
Depends: Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at greater risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw from surgical procedures. The injectables or IV meds are most likely to cause problems. The oral meds are not as bad for complications . Your dr. May take you off Reclast for a period of time before the extraction. Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Took fosomax for 7 yrs with little benefit (slightly worse each yr), then no meds x2 yrs. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, prolia, fosomax? Ctx test results >300 so md eliminated forteo.
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