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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

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Dr. Gary Sterba
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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