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Is it safe to take the reclass for bones?

Is it safe to take the reclass for bones?

Yes: Reclast (zoledronic acid) 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 (zoledronic acid) 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

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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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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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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

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 (zoledronic acid) for a period of time before the extraction. Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! good luck! ...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

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For me, 3 yrs ago Reclast=5% improvement, Prolia for 2 yrs=little improvement, but 10% LOSS hip neck! Why? And, now must be off for 3 yrs, scary! Thx!

For me, 3 yrs ago Reclast=5% improvement, Prolia for 2 yrs=little improvement, but 10% LOSS hip neck! Why? And, now must be off for 3 yrs, scary! Thx!

Treating osteoporosi: Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV. It will prevent further loss but will not rebuild bone. 5-10% increase/decrease is likely within the margin of error of a DEXA scan. Recombinant human parathyroid hormone rPTH (Forteo) is an injectable medication that does rebuild bone and increase density. rPTH cannot be given with a history of cancer. ...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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My brother has spinal stenosis can he get zoledronic acid reclast injection?

My brother has spinal stenosis can he get zoledronic acid reclast injection?

Spinal stenosis: Zolendronic acid is a drug used for osteoporosis or thinning of the bones. It will not work for spinal stenosis. I recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...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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Myasthenia Gravis HAVE to be on osteoporosis med. I'm severe!Interactions with Reclast (zoledronic acid) IV & MG? Scared once in system what if it flares my MG?

Myasthenia Gravis HAVE to be on osteoporosis med. I'm severe!Interactions with Reclast (zoledronic acid) IV & MG? Scared once in system what if it flares my MG?

Osteoporosis meds: One issue with some medications used in rheumatoid arthritis, is presence of anti-tumor necrosis factor action, which can make MS worse, but this mechanism does not seem salient in osteoporosis drugs, and these would be very unlikely to adversely affect Myasthenia, as Reclast (zoledronic acid) does not affect acetylcholine in any profound way. Discuss further with your doctor, but I do NOT see a problem. ...Read more

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Which drug would you choose for osteoporosis of hip prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid) what is better tolerated less side effects?

Which drug would you choose for osteoporosis of hip  prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)    what is better tolerated less side effects?

Depends: Both drugs are effective in the treatment of osteoporosis involving the hip. Prolia is likely to work better than reclast, (zoledronic acid) though there are no head to head studies comparing the two. Prolia is typically used in people who have had a previous fracture (spine, wrist), or have very severe osteoporosis. Both are well tolerated with few side effects. Prolia is given twice yearly, Reclast (zoledronic acid) once yearly. ...Read more

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Is fasting necessary when reclast (zoledronic acid) is taken as a suplement for vitamin d use on the day administered? Any answer appreciated.

Is fasting necessary when reclast (zoledronic acid) is taken as a suplement for vitamin d use on the day administered? Any answer appreciated.

Doesn't matter: Hi. It doesn't matter if you're fasting or fed when you're given Reclast (zoledronic acid) (zoledronate administered IV). Vitamin D is better absorbed if taken with food. ...Read more

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My doctor recommended reclast (zoledronic acid) for" convenience." i'm only concerned about the risks/benefits of a drug. Should i choose prolia or fosomax instead?

My doctor recommended reclast (zoledronic acid) for" convenience." i'm only concerned about the risks/benefits of a drug. Should i choose prolia or fosomax instead?

Alendronate is good.: Oral bisphosphonates are generally first line agents becuase of efficacy, price and long term safety record. Alendronate once a week or risedronate are good choices. The other meds are second line. ...Read more

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Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, (zoledronic acid) Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, (zoledronic acid) Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Osteoporosis : unfortunately there's no easy answer. We are lucky to have many options for osteoporosis and each drug comes with risks and benefits. Your medial history, labs, x-Rays & DEXA have to be factored in before individualizing your treatments. Please discuss with your doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more