Reclast Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Treatment
Reclast is a drug from Novartis that can be administered in an intravenous dose (“an IV”) for women who need treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. This treatment, which can be done once a year in our office, is a wonderful solution for many women who are fighting the effects of osteoporosis after menopause.
After the intravenous treatment, women are prescribed both calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen their bones and protect from fracture. The medicine in Reclast, bisphosphonate, works to increase bone density.
Since many of our patients are older, Reclast is a popular option for many women. This 15-minute treatment will last you all year and help you to focus on other things, since you won’t have to undergo monthly or weekly treatments.
Is Reclast right for you? Make an appointment, see one of our physicians and we will help you determine if Reclast is a viable option for you.
Questions you may be asked include the following:
Do you take your present osteoporosis medication in the afternoon or evening?
Do you take oral osteoporosis medication with food?
Do you drink anything other than water with your osteoporosis medication?
Do you have trouble sitting upright or standing for 30 minutes or more after you take your osteoporosis medication?
Do you take any other medication or vitamins with your oral osteoporosis medication?
Do you drink coffee with your oral osteoporosis medication?
Your answers will help us determine if Reclast is, in fact, right for you.Leave a reply →