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.

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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?

Supplements. These natural substances help build bones naturally: strontium, boron, vit d3, magnesium, and calcium. Eating lots of alkalizing foods such as fruit and vegetables also helps. Read more...
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...

Took fosomax for 7 yrs with little benefit (slightly worse each yr), then no meds x2 yrs. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fosomax? Ctx test results >300 so md eliminated forteo.

Reclast (zoledronic acid) maybe. The reccommendation now is to have 5 yrs of a bisphosphnate-you had 7. The point of the therapy is to prevent further deterioration not necessarily to improve it. If Forteo is not an option the best might be Reclast (zoledronic acid) as is it given by IV and will have the best absorption. Prolia has merit as well but has many more potential side effects that you need to review with your doctor. Read more...
See your doctor. Find out if vitamin d has been assayed; deficiency could be your problem. Speak with your doctor about options, including evista. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...