Reclast – A Newer Osteoporosis Drug

Reclast is a newer medication for osteoporosis. It is an IV drug given once a year for osteoporosis. It can be given every other year to treat osteopenia, which is mild bone loss, the stage right before osteoporosis. It takes only 15 minutes to drip in, because it is given intravenously.

Who is a able to take Reclast?  It is recommended for people who have:

  • digestive problems
  • trouble swallowing pills
  • heartburn or a history of ulcers or heartburn (reflux)
  • side effects from taking other medication for osteoporosis.

Come in to see if Reclast would be the right medicine for your Osteoporosis.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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  1. For those not familiar with Reclast, it is a bisphosphonate that inhibits osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. The great thing about Reclast is that it is 100% bioavailable. It is the ONLY bisphosphonate approved for all 3 key osteoporotic fracture sites: spine, hip and nonvertebral sites.

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