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Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Yes: Depending on the indication, zoledronic acid can be given as a single intravenous infusion once a year to replace your intake of oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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70 years male with stomach cancer metastasized to liver and bone, is this a good chemo drug combination (capecitabine+oxaliplatin+zoledronic acid)?

70 years male with stomach cancer metastasized to liver and bone, is this a good chemo drug combination (capecitabine+oxaliplatin+zoledronic acid)?

Chemo : If you can tolerate capecitabine, the regiment will be good for the type of cancer. Also, consider to check her2-neu receptor status of the cancer - as if her2-neu receptor is positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) which is an inhibitor to the her2-neu receptor should be considered as one of treatment options. ...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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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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Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Yes: Depending on the indication, zoledronic acid can be given as a single intravenous infusion once a year to replace your intake of oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. ...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