Average Rating: 1.8 (198 Ratings)

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 5  severe osteoporosis basically none I am updating my previous posts. I continue to have no side effects 5 mos into Reclast. My mobility and bad foot pain is greatly improved. I'm happy with the results so far. After a year on Reclast i will most probably do a year of Evenity, then go back on Reclast. That is my Drs plan for me. He is a nationally known osteop expert so I'm trusting his judgement but still do my own research. F 68 5 months
standard 1X O
 4  Osteoporosis I drank a lot of water and felt fine and went back to work and ended up leaving because I felt feverish. Four hours later I had full-blown chills, and what felt like full-blown flu, and a super high fever and nauseau that would not break and ended up going to urgent care clinic/ and felt awful. Four days later it passed and I have been fine. I notice ever since the shot I have a sensitive stomach and cannot tolerate sauces, steak, or anything fried. I get sick and nauseous but keep to plainer foods I am ok. F 52 14 days
1X O
 1  Osteoporosis Here I am over 10 years later after one reclast infusion . Almost immediately I was itchy and breaking out in hives severe heartburn . Finally after months of testing it was confirmed it was the reclast. I took Prednisone for almost 2 years and every allergy med on the market . I am receiving zolair injections monthly they help but the itch and hives are always with me . F 66 0 days
1X D
 2  Pagets in leg Was recommended for was having severe pain in my leg due to Pagets disease, had infusion where the nurse said she administered it slower as it was 2 days off my birthday and it would help lower side effects. Had flu like symptoms and felt crappy . 4 months later no relief from pain it actually has got worse and the Pagets has grown more was not worth it to see no result If it worked it would be worth it Ask for them to administer slowly if by IV F 41 0 days
1x0 1X O
 4  severe osteoporosis none, really I am now rating this higher, as my major foot pain (due to osteop bone bruises) is quite a bit better. I was losing my mobility; now am walking without too much trouble. I hope the improvement is due to the Reclast, and that it continues! I had done my own research and found some studies saying Reclast can resolve bone edema, which was causing my foot pain. Keeping fingers crossed. Will report back every month or two. F 68 2 months
standard 1X O
 4  Osteoporosis Abdominal pain, reflux and brain fog. I need to know how long the stomach pain lasts. It has been 6 weeks since the infusion and I still have pain. F 68 1 years
30 mg 3X O
 1  Prevent osteoporosis Extreme flu symptoms...chills, nausea, weak, fever continuing 48 hours after infusion. Won't know the benefit , if any, until my next bone scan,, but will most likely defer further treatment as the side effects are too severe. And I had almost zero side effects from covid vaccine. What the heck is in this drug? F 62 0 days
1X D
 3  osteoporosis None basically, maybe a very brief feeling of nausea only lasting seconds, on 2nd and third day I've rated this a 3 as wont know for some time if it is helping. I am not having any side effects and hoping that continues. I drank a LOT of water and some Gatorade the morning of infusion, and after infusion and extra Vit D a day before. I do think drinking a lot of water and Gatorade is a good idea, to protect the kidneys, and I think it can lessen any side effects. I read to do this online, my Dr. didn't give any instructions. You have to do your own research for sure. I also checked w/my oral surgeon to make sure area of a previous extraction was healthy. I will probably do Reclast again in a year, and then maybe try Evenity. I have severe osteop and don't expect a "cure" but hoping for improvement. F 68 10 days
5 mg 1X O
 1  Osteoperosis Extreme dizziness, nautia,blurry vision.unable to. Live normally Worst thing I ever did F 78 0 days
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 5  Osteopenia No side effects at all My doctor advised me to load up on calcium before having the infusion. F 55 0 days
1X D
 1  Osteoporosis Terrible joint pain and swelling in shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers,angles and toes. No one should be advised to put this poison in their body. I thought since it's been 1 1/2 years since the infusions I was not going to have side effects then all this PAIN and swelling! Never again!!! F 67 1 years
1 1X D
 2  Osteoporosis Initially, I had severe chills, fever, rapid pulse(116),pain in bones (especially wrists). Six weeks out, I am still have severe pounding in my ears, intermittent rapid pulse/increased BP, fatigue, jitteriness. Doctor said these aren't side effects, but they are listed on Mayo Clinic site. Site says to call doctor immediately; doctor is not concerned. I am desperately seeking help. How long will this last? How do I remedy these symptoms? I am having difficulty functioning daily. F 63 1 days
 1  Osteopenia Headache, severe body aches, fever, flu symptoms 1st time infusion; 4 days later, still in pain...never taking this again F 62 1 days
1X O
 1  Osteoporosis First dose I had minimal muscle soreness and never connected it with Reclast infusion.. Second infusion caused massive, full body muscle soreness and inflammation. I was on Prednisone for 12 months. I weaned off and now just put up with the pain. It was a 10 level and now is a 3 - 4 level. This is after 18 months since the second infusion. Initially, in areas I had previous injury I had major swelling. I could not bend my knee but there is no joint pain. The muscle pain is the same as lactic acid build up as in too much exercise. F 64 2 years
infusion 1X O
 1  None loss Typical flu like symptoms on bed for a couple days very painful. My biggest issue is hair loss massive amounts and it's not stopping :( this is four Months later. I'm worried I will be bald Never again not worth it F 44 1 days
1X D
 2  osteoporosis 4 days after 1st infusion, low grade and fever for 10 days. 1 yr later, 4 days after second infusion, pain along neck that increased around and spread to shoulders to the point whereI couldn’t move my head or neck or open my mouth to chew. Slight swelling along one cheek near ear. Taken to ER where I received steroid shot, muscle relaxer and pain pills. The endocrinologist who prescribed Reclastls response was “Sorry you’re not feeling well.” My PCP would refer me to pain mgmt if pain doesn’t rectify, but referred me to spine doc who said I have neck arthritis and tried to convince me I had fallen and forgotten about the fall. As initial pain began to dissipate, I experienced terrible ringing in my ears for about 3 weeks and now almost total loss of hearing in one ear. Pandemic has put off my appt with ENT for a few more months. I now manage pain with Voltaren and Blue Emu. Still cannot lie down in bed and sleep in recliner. Driving causes pain. Will not have a 3rd infusion F 69 2 years
1X D
 1  to avoid osteoporosis Flu-like symptoms, headache, back ache, pain from head to toe. Bad insomnia. Unable to sleep at all. DON'T take it, especially if you're prone to insomnia like me. The doctor told me nothing about this, nothing about side effects, didn't tell me to hydrate which apparently is what you have to do. Don't know when I'll be able to sleep again. F 76 3 days
1X O
 1  Osteoporosis I had the infusion October 8,2020. From the day after i had high fever, and felt like i had a bad case of the flu that lasted almost 2 weeks. The pain in my bones are unbearable. The pain in my neck, arms, hands is awful. Been back to see the doctor they cant tell me anything or how long this will last. Also get tired very easily.. So over this. Will not have it done again. This is poison. M 49 1 years
30mg 1X O
 5  Osteoporosis No side effects Improvement in hips snd back F 80 5 years
1X O
 5  pagets in spine T7 Flu symptoms next day, for 24 hours, fatigue for a few days. A few days later SEVERE foot,knee lower leg pain. Swelling hands,feet. Worse after sitting for extended period, better after movement. Worsened existing constipation issues.Water,heat, massage, helped IMMENSELY. I'm 6 weeks out and still having all of these symptoms. I'm not a faithful water drinker, and I think that would have helped immensely if I had been more diligent with that. They seem to be better at times. I've also been taking Acetaminophen,and Naprosen once daily. Water seems to have a SIGNIFICANT impact.I also highly recommend Deep Tissue massage and soaking in a hot tub or Whirlpool if available. I'm told the half life of Reclast is 90-120 days so I'm hopeful it will subside soon.Water Water Water! I think that should have been stressed as an instruction! Although the painful side effects that I have are far worse than the pain I was experiencing before. As a Healthcare professional (x-ray) I know that Paget's is a HORRIBLE disease. I was devastated before I found out Reclast could "cure" me. I feel it's worth the discomfort over untreated Paget's. I took off a week after the treatment not knowing what the side effects would be. I have been working two jobs through it all. Being on my feet has been excruciating some days and others it almost feels normal. I'm told this has the highest effectiveness rate for Paget's and that's the most important thing to me. F 58 1 days
1X O

RECLAST  (ZOLEDRONIC ACID):  This medication is used to treat a certain type of bone disease (Paget's disease) that causes abnormal and weak bones. Zoledronic acid is also used to treat bone loss (osteoporosis) in men and in women after menopause. It may also be used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in people who are taking corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone) for long periods. It works by slowing the breakdown of bone and keeping bones strong. It also helps to reduce the risk of broken bones (fractures). This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. Another zoledronic acid product is used to treat bone problems that may occur with cancer. The 2 products should not be used together.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)