I was given reclast for 4-5 years until 2012. Since then, I've lost one molar. I was told my jaw was losing bone. I lost a tooth 3 years ago and now my other teeth are being affected. I am on Medicaid and feeling like a lab experiment. Medicaid will only offer tooth pulling, which is covered. Why does a person in my fixed income situation, have zero recourse for this damage? I never lost a tooth before I was given this drug. By the way, a fifteen minute injection is a joke because they gave me this over an hour long infusion every time! Never mind that Medicaid was actually billed $8000.00 for this treatment each year?
Sorry to learn about your situation that had happened since the year 2012. Unfortunately, it does not make sense to lose a jawbone when therapy should be rebuilding bone. If you are able to contact your same doctor and consult your records, please ask what was said about your required calcium from diet and supplements. Since bisphosantes therapy uses up so much calcium, it requires taking addtitonal daily calcium along with your regular daily intake.
For example, I was told that instead of my required 1,500 mgs. daily, I should be take a minimum of 2,000 mgs. while on monthly bone therapy with my Boniva tablets. And the best absorption comes from calcium citrate, not calcium carbonate.
- Reclast Information for Consumers
- Reclast Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Reclast (detailed)
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