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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: I had my first Reclast I.V. injection last winter, just prior to the holidays. I had about 5 days of severe flu symptoms and seriously considered not repeating the injection the next year. However my bone scan was so positive and even with several falls I have not broken anything.
Prior to the Reclast I had, in 2 years, a fractured hip, wrist and ankle. Surgery on the hip showed a femur like Swiss cheese and the severe fall seriously impacted my life.
This year I'm 70 and preparing for my second IV, seeing a dentist to make sure I don't have any serious issues that need to be dealt with.
I also quit taking steroid spinal IVs for chronic this year thinking I could deal with the pain and perhaps not have further breaks. I endorse Reclast.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: The first dose gave me muscle pain and weakness that left me in bed trying not to move in an attempt to minimize the pain. For two days every breath I took was accompanied by significant pain. Because even though I was laying as still as possible, I still needed to breathe
I was assured that the pain is milder the second time around. They were right, the pain did not outweigh my will to move. Which was fortunate because I had nausea and vomiting the next day. My doctor was able to prescribe anti nausea meds, which helped significantly. I suggest anyone who takes this have someone who can help them out the next few days. Just in case.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: Had first injection two days ago. Have had mild flu like symptoms took ibuprofen and so far it has helped. Weird pains here and there but they come and go and are tolerable.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Prevention of Osteoporosis: I used Reclast for two years, and each year experienced sudden severe hair loss about 4 1/2 to 5 months after injection. My dermatologist and oncologist concluded Reclast was responsible.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: I have read many bad reviews on this treatment, so let me tell you my positive one. I am early 60s, very active, slightly built and failed my bone density scan. Did my research (very important) and found a fabulous young female rheumatologist. After viewing all of my prior dexa scans we tried one Fosamax (I had been on Evista for four years prior due to healed multiple ulcers). The Fosamax reaction was very bad but the gastric distress eased up finally. We decided on the Reclast infusion. The injection was pleasant, the people great. I went to work. Had a headache for three days, took medicines for the headache but carried on my regular business. This was one week ago. I feel great.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: A very simple, painless procedure. Only upon the introduction to my system (which was my first experience) did I experience minor side effects, it's been 4 years now and I love it!
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: No side effects with my first infusion 2 yrs ago. However, I did get high blood pressure within 6 monthss of receiving infusion. Blood pressure was normal to low prior to infusion.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: I have had good results with Reclast, for osteoporosis. I've had 3 infusions, in three years. I am scheduled to have my 4th, this May. I have had no fractures during this time. I have had flu-like side-effects, that lasted 1-3 days, each time I've had my infusions. However, if you have them infuse the Reclast slower, over 30 minutes vs. 15 minutes, and you get well hydrated before, and stay hydrated well after, it will help. There is currently a warning letter out in Canada, sent by Novartis, regarding Reclast causing serious Kidney issues, a few leading to kidney failure, dialysis, and even death. Our FDA has not responded to this. Make sure you have your Kidney Doctor's blessing, before you take Reclast. I see mine next week.
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Reclast (zoledronic acid) for Osteoporosis: I was given a 15 minute infusion of Zolendronic Acid for post Menapausel Osteoporosis which I had had since 1984, I was diognosed with Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis and was taking large doses of Prednisilone and Imuran. I started to have stress fractures in ribs and the Vertebrea and lost 5 inches in height. I was given all the Bisophosphates and had many episodes of reflux and had dreadful backpain,
I was asked by a British consultant to try Zolendronic Acid which I have found wonderful
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