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ALERT: New Life-Threatening Reclast Side Effects

...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. Five months later, the FDA has done nothing, said Public Citizen’s Sidney Wolfe, M.D., in a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to take … action requirin... Click to continue →

Reclast: The Miracle Oral Bisphosphonate Alternative?

...an osteoporosis treatment dream come true. The drug I’m referring to is Reclast (zoledronic acid), marketed as Aclasta outside of the U.S. Reclast is a recently approved bisphosphonate manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Novartis, and is portrayed as the magic osteoporosis and osteopenia solution. It was developed as an alternative to oral bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax (alendronate), Boniva (ibandronate), and Actonel (risedronate), which hav... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #1

...rdered this for me to help strengthen my bones. -Mabel M. Dear Mabel, Reclast (zoldedronic acid), also known as Aclasta outside of the US, is an intravenous bisphosphonate. So the same applies to Reclast (including their nasty side effects) as to any other bisphosphonate drug, except that the IV provides a 6 month dose. In fact, the large IV dose can cause severe flu-like symptoms right after it’s administered, including aches and pains. So... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

...y R. Dear Betsy, As I answered Mabel on Vivian Answers Day #1: “Reclast (zoldedronic acid), also known as Aclasta outside of the US, is an intravenous bisphosphonate. So the same applies to Reclast (including their nasty side effects) as to any other bisphosphonate drug, except that the IV provides a 6 month dose. In fact, the large IV dose can cause severe flu-like symptoms right after it’s administered, including aches and pains. So if yo... Click to continue →

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