GENERIC NAME: zoledronic acid
BRAND NAME: Reclast
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
- Reclast is used for treatment of osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women as well as Paget's disease.
- It also is used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and treatment of steroid-induced osteoporosis.
The most common adverse reactions of Reclast include:
- Bone pain
- Muscle pain
- Pain in hands
- Pain in the feet
Other side effects include:
- Joint pain
- Urinary tract infection
- Low levels of phosphate
- Low levels of potassium
- Low blood pressure
- Low magnesium blood levels
Possible serious side effects include:
- Severe bone, joint, and muscle pain may occur.
- Low calcium levels may occur if calcium and vitamin D intake is not adequate.
- Reduced kidney function after administration of Reclast has occurred.
- Patients may experience jaw problems (osteonecrosis of the jaw) associated with delayed healing and infection after tooth extraction.
- Bone, joint, and muscle pain also occur and low-trauma femoral fractures have been reported.
Other important but rare side effects include cases of severe allergic reactions involving:
- Swelling of tongue
- Closure of airways
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