What infusion is used for bone density?
Osteoporosis is treated with bisphosphonates — medications that are specifically designed to slow down bone loss as well as improve bone mass. There are two infusion bisphosphonates that have been approved by the FDA to treat osteoporosis: BONIVA (ibandronate) Reclast (zoledronic acid)
What are the side effects of a Reclast infusion?
Nausea, tiredness, flu-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, muscle/joint aches), dizziness, headache, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur. Most of these side effects are mild and occur within 3 days of treatment.
What is the best treatment for osteopenia?
How are osteopenic bones treated?
- Calcium treatment.
- Healthy diet.
- Supplements for vitamin D deficiency and exposure to the sun to help your body absorb vitamin D.
How long do the side effects of zoledronic acid infusion last?
The majority of the side effects, such as fever and chills, pain in the muscles or joints, and headache, occur within the first three days following the dose of Zoledronic acid 5 mg. The symptoms are usually mild to moderate and go away within three days.
What is an infusion for osteopenia?
In clinical trials, an annual infusion of ZOL 5 mg has shown sustained efficacy in reducing hip and spine fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. It has also been shown to increase bone density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia (low bone mass) and in men with osteoporosis.
How do you feel after Reclast infusion?
“1st infusion of Reclast has left me feeling fatigued with terrible pain and swelling in hands, especially thumb joints that is not improving after nearly two weeks along with overall body aches and pains, headache and difficulty sleeping . I would never consider taking this drug again!”
Who should not get Reclast?
What is Zolendronic acid (Reclast)?
|Thin||Do not exercise|
|Smoke||Drink alcohol often|
|Caucasian||Do not get enough calcium or vitamin D|
|Going through or past menopause||Have a family history of osteoporosis|
|Take or have taken bone thinning medications like prednisone|
What are the dangers of Reclast for osteoporosis?
There are concerns about the long-term safety of bisphosphonates (such as Reclast) as long-term use has been associated with atypical femur fractures, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and esophageal cancer. The risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is greater in those who have received chemotherapy, radiation, or steroids.
What is the injection for osteopenia?
Denosumab injection (Xgeva) is used Denosumab injection is in a class of medications called RANK ligand inhibitors. It works to prevent bone loss by blocking a certain receptor in the body to decrease bone breakdown.
Can you drive after zoledronic acid infusion?
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine while you are pregnant or breast- feeding. There have been very rare cases of drowsiness and sleepiness with the use of Zoledronic Acid. You should therefore be careful when driving, using machinery or performing other tasks that need full attention.
Is bone infusion painful?
The most common side effects with the injection are bone, muscle and joint pains, flu like illness and headache. The flu like symptoms generally disappears after 24-48 hours and usually occurs only after the first injection.
Is Reclast worth the risk?
The study concluded that the drugs, such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Atelvia and Reclast, caused one broken femur for every 2,000 people who used them for a year. In other words, the fractures appear to be so few and far between that the benefit of these drugs outweighs the risk, says Dr.