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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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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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What should my concerns be if I have RA and have been given a reclast (zoledronic acid) injection? Dexa scan -2.6 take zocor, plavix currently RA not active-not taking meds for it, have had methtrexate or embril in past, due to heart attack have lost w

What should my concerns be if I have RA and have been given a reclast (zoledronic acid) injection? Dexa scan -2.6  take zocor, plavix  currently RA not active-not taking meds for it,  have had methtrexate or embril in past, due to heart attack have lost w

Weel : Weel for what i can understand you hade rheumatoid arthrtis that was treated with embrel and Methotrexate , and at this time you are in remission . Congratulations on your acomplishment on the weight loss and the excersice program . Taht a winner you don t have to be wrried or concern about the Reclast (zoledronic acid) , pt wit RA have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, and are the ones that need to be treated . As far as the side effects , is like with every medication, or any activity in life . And the risks are undersurveillance and known , and accepted by the authorities in the department of health as adecuate for use. So you received Reclast (zoledronic acid) , because there was an indication that justifies its use , and the likelihood of an adverse effect is low. There is no interaction between the Reclast (zoledronic acid) and the rheumatoid artjhrtis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having zoledronic acid infusion with severe vitamin d deficiency?

What are the effects of having zoledronic acid infusion with severe vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: Why are you getting zolendronic acid at such a young age? What is the vitamin D level that is so low, and, if so, why is it so low? Please let me hear from you. ...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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Took fosomax for 7 years with little benefit; then no meds for 2 years. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fortero, foxomax?

Took fosomax for 7 years with little benefit; then no meds for 2 years.  Which has best risk/benefit ratio:  reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fortero, foxomax?

Possibly Forteo: The drugs which prevent bone breakdown, reclast, (zoledronic acid) Prolia and Fosamax are generally safe. A tiny percentage of patients may develop a jaw problem or atypical fractures of the thigh bone. Forteo builds bone and is not associated with the above rare problems. ...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