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ALERT: New Life-Threatening Reclast Side Effects

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...renal toxicity, which can result in death. 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. Five months later, the FDA has done nothing, said Public Citizen’s Sidney Wolfe, M.D., in a letter to FDA... Click to continue →

Reclast: The Miracle Oral Bisphosphonate Alternative?

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...; and prescribes.1 Add to this the convenience of a once-yearly 15 minute intravenous infusion, and it seems like 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... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #1

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Question & Answer #1 What do you think of Reclast? My Dr has ordered 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... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

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...d for insurance purposes need to decided before the end of the year if this drug is a viable option for me. -Betsy 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... Click to continue →

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