Discussions that mention reclast

Osteoporosis board

It was announced recently that the Novartis drug Reclast, which is a once-a-year infusion, has been approved by the FDA. According to the study, a small percent (1.3) of those receiving the drug experienced atrial fibrillation. Reclast (zoledronic acid) is already being used for Paget's disease patients.

I need to do way more research, but this sounds like a good alternative to the bisphosphonates and I like the idea of one injection a year. Unfortunately, every drug seems to have side effects.
Hi Hypatia: Unfortunately Reclast is a bisphosphonate, and one of the stronger ones. It's been marketed before as Zometa for cancer treatment and used for Pagets disease as well. It has been included in the class action suit against bisphosphonates and Merck. It's also one of the nitrogenous ones that are really strong:(

Here's just a short list of bisphosphonates to date: etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel), zoledronate (Zometa or Reclast), ibandronate (Boniva)

So sorry if you were looking for a non bisphosphonate iv drug. So far all the iv drugs are stronger forms of the oral bisphos's. Maybe in the future there will be something other than bisphos's but right now we are stuck with them.