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User Reviews for Reclast

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Paget's Disease 8.0
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Prevention of Osteoporosis 5.8
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Osteoporosis 5.5
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Summary of Reclast reviews 5.6 110 reviews

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Reviews for Reclast

CLM · Taken for less than 1 month August 1, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I had my first Reclast infusion on July 27. Today is August 1. I was very nervous after reading all of the negative reviews. I drank around 40 ounces of water the day before and about 20 ounces the morning of the infusion. When I arrived they gave me fluids for about 20 minutes and then the infusion for another 20 minutes. The infusion was uneventful. So far I have not had any of the negative side effects others have mentioned. Praying it helps my bones!”

kat · Taken for less than 1 month July 31, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I wasn't told anything about water or tylenol before infusion till I got to the office to have my infusion (too late). I had excruciating pain about 3 am that nite. Hardly walk, headache, nausea, pain in chest like I had broken all my ribs at one time. If I had been told to drink a lot of water the day before and the before I got my infusion there may have been a different outcome. Three days later now I am better but now have the diarrhea but was constipated so I figured it was coming. My doctor is going to get an earful when I get to see her. I was told this was my only option because of stomach issues and I hate shots.”

5 / 10
Melissa July 26, 2020

For Prevention of Osteoporosis: “Just had my first Reclast infusion on July 23,2020. Just getting out of bed for the first time in 3 days I have side effects of the worst pain ever in my bones and my head, hands , back ! I felt like every bone in my body was punched, kicked and crushed . I could feel each bone ache individually ( if that makes sense ) Headache was so bad I got sick . However, day 3 is the magic number and I am feeling much better ;). It has been very bad , but I have made it through with lots of rest laying in bed watching movies. I think for me it was worse then chemo yuck feeling . *** don’t know how effective until next year”

M July 17, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “55 year old with osteoporosis (genetic predisposition as well as early menopause). Had my first infusion yesterday. Did prep with lots of water and Tylenol (hence up peeing throughout the night). Today I am sore, stiff, headache and fatigued. But all manageable with Tylenol and Advil (taken 2 hours apart). Deep breaths hurt and took an almost 3 hour nap today (at least during pandemic I don’t have to work).”

MeMe · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 1, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I’m 64 years old and had my first Reclast infusion May of 2019 after decreasing bone mass although trying several different medications. I drank at least 32 ounces of water the day before and 16 oz the morning of. I was not given any instructions but lucky enough to look it up online prior to. I had no side affects what so ever. I’m now on my second Reclast 6/2020. 20 hours later so far so good. I’ll reposts if this changes.”

8 / 10
Anonymous June 29, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I had my first infusion of Reclast in early March 2020. Within a day I was in the ER. I suffered greatly with nausea, vomiting, extreme bone pain and fever. The fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, malaise and other symptoms lasted for 21 days. My rheumatologist was beside herself with worry yet very helpful and compassionate. I could not eat more than toast and soup and kept a thermometer and Tylenol at bedside to treat the recurring fever. By the way I tested negative twice for Covid-19 with a negative antibody test so coronavirus was excluded as the cause. Please do your research when deciding on an osteoporosis drug. I cannot rate the effectiveness until my next DEXA scan in 2021. But in the words of my doctor, "never, ever again will you receive Reclast."”

Mcme · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 2, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “Short & sweet - Never, ever again will I take this drug. This knocked me on my butt and took everything out of me for several days. The worst headache I've ever had in my life (could not even open my eyes it hurt so much) excruciating bone pain, (pain you don't understand unless you've experienced it), fever, severe weakness, etc. My doctor was extremely vague and aloof. When I called to explain what I was experiencing and asking if I should go to the hospital because seriously I thought I was dying, he was so callous and unsympathetic and just said "yeah, those are side effects, just take Tylenol". It's been a year and I still have negative effects of this drug! Awful experience!”

1 / 10
KonasMom · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 29, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “Just completed a full year after my Reclast dose May 2019. Very, very important to follow instructions of prepping for dosage of Reclast! Water and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will be your best friend!! I messed up AFTER my dosage. I felt fine with the pain meds in my system and as the day progressed, I decided to not continue with pain meds. Very bad idea!! That night I felt like a freight train hit me and then ran over me. I had to get up in the middle of the night and start the Acetaminophen again. It took a while but It finally kicked in and I was back to normal. Lesson learned, Follow your Doctor’s orders!!! I did find out that my bone density improved significantly, so I am very pleased with the whole situation.”

10 / 10
First time taking Reclast · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I am 60 years old and I was also very worried about the reclast infusion after seeing many reviews. I got my first reclast infusion today at 2pm. I drank lots of water the night before and throughout the day. I haven't experienced any side effects, but I will post an update in a few days!”

Keebler · Taken for less than 1 month April 28, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I am a 58 year old woman, and yesterday afternoon I had my Reclast Intravenous Procedure done for the first time. I drank plenty of water (64 oz) the day before, and drank more water (32 oz) the morning of. I took two (2) Extra Strength Tylenol one hour prior to the Procedure. The nurse first administered the Saline and then the Zoledronic Acid (RECLAST). I was also given juice to drink during this time. The whole process took about 40 minutes. I continued to drink plenty of liquids the rest of the day and took two (2) more Extra Strength Tylenol 4 hours later. So far, I have only felt a little tired and slightly achy. I am continuing to drink plenty of water as recommended, and hopefully all is good from here out!”

9 / 10
Peanutdio · Taken for less than 1 month April 25, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I just got my infusion yesterday and about 4 hours later got a terrible headache, woke up this morning and felt so awful! The pain is terrible, all over my body and get terrible shooting pains in my shins, thumb, hips. My back feels like it's been crushed! Hope this goes away soon! Don't know about getting this next year.”

2 / 10
First Time Reclast User April 23, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I am 51 years old with no health issues, and had my first Reclast infusion one week ago. After the 10am procedure, I felt ok until the evening, at which time I developed a 101 degree fever, chills, elevated pulse, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. I did not take Tylenol or pain relievers of any kind, either before or after the procedure, although most of you will be advised to do so (as was I). By the next morning I felt much better, but definitely not back to normal. But felt increasingly better as the day progressed, to the point that in the afternoon, I was able to resume my weightlifting and walking routine. By the next morning, I was back to 100%, feeling wonderful and eating well. I have felt great ever since. I hope this post will make you feel better if you have a bad first night. Hang in there, my prayers are with you!”

Cat · Taken for less than 1 month March 8, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I had my first Reclast infusion one week ago. The night before the infusion and for 3 nights after, I took loratadine (Claritin). The day of the infusion I drank a lot of water, took electrolytes, and 500 mg Tylenol. I asked that the infusion be given over 60 minutes rather than 30 minutes, and that was done. I had some fatigue and minor muscle aches for a few days afterwards, but no other side effects.”

Joe · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 29, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I can't speak to its effectiveness as I had it infused only about 4 weeks ago, but the side effects mostly went away in about 1 week. What is left, is skin irritations, general tightness of my body and extra sweating. All seem to be going away soon. If it works, I will take it again.”

8 / 10
Leigh · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 25, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “My first infusion with Reclast was rough. Side effects lasted 2-3 weeks. I already have Psoriatic Arthritis, and a high tolerance for pain. But I was so sick with pain and nausea, I dreaded the next treatment. 6 days ago, I did it again, believing the side effects would be less. They aren’t. I can hardly get out of bed. All my bones and joints ache. I ran a low grade fever the first 2 days and vomited. I feel like I have shin splints and all I want to do is sleep. I know the medication works, but for some of us, it’s terribly difficult.”

4 / 10
Kurt grandma · Taken for less than 1 month February 21, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I have -3.5 spine osteoporosis, am 76 years old, was reluctant to get the reclast infusion but finally decided to receive it on Feb 12. I hydrated with more than 64 ounces of water for 2 weeks before the infusion and took 2000 units of Vit D and consumed 1200 mg of calcium daily. Received the infusion over 40 min. The next day was nauseous, second day back and leg pain. Minor inconvenience.”

Connie D · Taken for less than 1 month February 17, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “It has been 3 weeks today (Feb 17th) that I had my infusion and I am still experiencing upper respiratory headache and some blurred vision also fatigue in the afternoon. My appetite is starting to come back but you’re right some foods don’t taste the same. Still have the occasional pain in my legs not as bad hopefully getting better. I’ve started walking again made it 2 miles today so that’s a positive.”

5 / 10
Connie D · Taken for less than 1 month February 7, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “Feb 7th Update . I did my original post on Jan 30 under the same name, about having the Reclast infusion on Jan.27, 2020. Just so you know how long the side effects for Reclast last I am still having pain in my legs, blurred vision, some nausea and headache, but able to get up and down the stairs now eating a little bit better. Starting to feel a little better.”

4 / 10
PioneerWoman February 2, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I was told IF I had any side effects it would probably take about a week and then it would be flu-like symptoms. I had the infusion about 3pm on a Tuesday and the side effects started about 8:30pm that night. It attacked my muscles and locked up my neck, hips, arms and legs. I have never felt such excruciating pain in my life. I ran a low grade fever. I vomited a couple of times. I drank a lot of water but was unable to urinate. I could barely walk, raise my arms or move. It is now Sunday and I am still suffering with pain and stiff muscles. My doctor could not tell me how long this will last. I'm taking a steroid RX now. This has completely drained me of all energy, I have no appetite and what I do eat doesn't taste good. I pray I do not have long lasting muscle pain from this. On a scale of 1 to 10, on day 5, I'm at a 5-6 pain level. I am working, active 62 year old woman who was brought to her knees with this drug. I will never take this drug again.”

1 / 10
Connie D. January 30, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “Had my infusion on Monday Jan.27, 2020 Was just tired and weak at first, then in the middle of the night I had the most excruciating pain in my bones all night until morning . Doctor then gave me tramadol which helped the pain but the next day I vomited all day long. It’s been 4 days and I’m nauseous my head still hurts have no strength to get out of bed or eat much.”

Jenn January 30, 2020

For Paget's Disease: “Diagnosed with Pagets Disease in October 2019 after tumor on my spine. I am a breast cancer survivor of 12 years. I had 10 radiation treatments to shrink tumor and was eventually diagnosed with Pagets. I didn’t seem to have any side effects listed by most, but I have mild lymphedema from a mastectomy, which never bothered me much, just occasionally. Since the reclast infusion in December my shoulder and arm aches constantly and is staying swollen. I can only attribute it to the reclast since a I’ve not had a problem like this since my mastectomy in 2009. BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT. I failed to do so immediately following the infusion for a couple of weeks because I misunderstood my Dr. and I ached horribly and got painful ulcers in my mouth. This cleared up after I got those supplements in my body. After reading all these lingering, aching side effects I wondered if everyone realized the importance of these supplements being taken everyday.”

8 / 10
Annie · Taken for less than 1 month January 27, 2020

For Prevention of Osteoporosis: “I received Reclast infusion on December 26, 2019 for osteopenia. The next night I awoke with a terrible headache & was unable to ignore it. I took a pain reliever & slept for 4 hrs only to awaken again in severe head pain. The next day I still felt truly horrible. I went to the ER because it was a Saturday where I had an X-ray of my neck & the ER dr gave me 4 trigger point injections of lidocaine in the base of my skull. Still fighting pain! Additional trigger point injections. When does it end? A month so far of pain. Don’t do it!!”

1 / 10
Ghost · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 26, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I had the Reclast infusion Oct 2019. During the infusion I was soooo thirsty I just kept chugging water. I went straight to work afterwards and was so thrilled that I felt fine. Even went out for a nice dinner, however exactly 12 hours after the infusion, the flu like symptoms hit me like a brick. I could barely move. Lucky for me, it only lasted about 36 hours. It was scary though because you do wonder if you’re ever going to feel well again. I don’t know if this is related , but in my mind it is - about 3 weeks later I had such horrible acid reflux and bloating, I could barely eat. I could only take small sips of soup. This later nearly 2 months. I am improving now. I believe this is a side effect although it is not listed as a possible side effect. Well, every person reacts differently. I do not plan to take this again. Good luck! Tough decisions here.”

6 / 10
Beachgal2 · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “This is my 4th reclast infusion and all 4 were completely uneventful. No side effects whatsoever. Everyone is different so keeping this in mind don't let some of the negative stories scare you away from treatment.”

7 / 10
steffanie · Taken for less than 1 month January 14, 2020

For Osteoporosis: “I had the reclast nfusion less than 1 week ago. First day seemed fine until evening, then headache started. Ended up in bed for 2 days due to exhaustion, body aches, fever and severe headache. 3rd day the pain in my thumbs started, barely able to use my hands, 4th day neck pain, I'm almost afraid what else come up. Debating whether or not I'll take this again next year. Unable to do my normal exercise and stretching due to joint pain.”

5 / 10