How long does Reclast IV take?
IV infusions of Reclast take 30 minutes to complete. For treatment of osteoporosis, patients receive one 5mg dose per year. For all treatments, supplementation with calcium and Vitamin D is generally prescribed. Consult your doctor or infusion provider for more information about Reclast dosing.
Can Reclast cause weight gain?
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Reclast including urinating less than usual or not at all; drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, swelling, weight gain, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling (especially around your mouth).
Are there any side effects with Reclast in Canada?
In a letter to the FDA, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group said the Canadian government reacted after learning of 265 cases of serious kidney impairment in patients using Aclasta (zoledronic acid). The drug is called Reclast in the U.S. and is identical to the Canadian version.
How often should you take Reclast for osteoporosis?
“We therefore urge the FDA to immediately require that Novartis issue a similar “Dear Doctor Letter” to all physicians in the U.S.” Reclast is given once a year for treatment of osteoporosis in men and postmeopausal women and once every two years for prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Are there any adverse reactions to Aclasta in Canada?
Wolfe noted that more than one million infusions of Aclasta had been administered worldwide as of October 2010. The 265 cases of renal impairment reported in Canada corresponds to a rate of about 20 cases per 100,000 patient-years of exposure. The FDA estimates that no more than 10 percent of adverse drug reactions are reported.
How often should Reclast be given after an infusion?
Administration of acetaminophen following Reclast administration may reduce the incidence of acute-phase reaction symptoms. The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion once a year given intravenously over no less than 15 minutes. The recommended regimen is a 5 mg infusion given once every 2 years intravenously over no less than 15 minutes.
What are the side effects of Reclast injections?
Nausea, tiredness, flu -like symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, muscle/ joint aches), dizziness, headache, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur. Most of these side effects are mild and occur within 3 days of treatment.
When to take Reclast for acute renal impairment?
Reclast is contraindicated in patients with creatinine clearance less than 35 mL/min and in those with evidence of acute renal impairment. A 5 mg dose of Reclast administered intravenously is recommended for patients with creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 35 mL/min.
What do you need to know about Reclast medicine?
Last updated on Dec 23, 2019. What is Reclast? Reclast (zoledronic acid) (sometimes called zoledronate) is a bisphosphonate medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent bone fractures. Reclast is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis caused by menopause, steroid use, or gonadal failure.