Reclast Dosage

The dosage of Reclast that is prescribed for Paget's disease of the bone is Reclast 5 mg. Your healthcare provider will administer it through IV in a single dose. Occasionally, your doctor may recommend re-treatment with Reclast. For treating osteoporosis, the dosage is Reclast 5 mg once a year. Before receiving your dose of Reclast, make sure you are well hydrated, and take vitamin D and calcium afterwards.

Reclast Dosing: An Introduction

There is only one recommended dose of Reclast® (zoledronic acid), regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions.
 

Reclast Dosage for Paget's Disease

The recommended dose of Reclast for treating Paget's disease of bone is Reclast 5 mg, which is injected as a single dose using an IV. It should take at least 15 minutes to inject the dose. While taking more than one dose has not been studied, there may be situations in which your healthcare provider recommends re-treatment with Reclast.
 
You should take calcium (500 mg three times a day or 750 mg twice daily) and vitamin D (800 IU daily) after your Reclast dose. Calcium and vitamin D are important for Reclast to work properly and are also important to help prevent low blood calcium (one of the possible Reclast side effects). This is especially important in the two weeks after your dose.
 

Reclast Dosage for Osteoporosis

The recommended dose of Reclast for treating osteoporosis in men or postmenopausal women is Reclast 5 mg per year, which is injected as a single dose using an IV. It should take at least 15 minutes to inject the dose. The same dosage is also recommended for preventing or treating osteoporosis due to glucocorticoid steroid medications.
 
For preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, the recommended dosage is Reclast 5 mg once every two years injected by IV (given over at least 15 minutes).
 
You should take calcium (at least 1200 mg a day) and vitamin D (800 to 1000 IU daily) after your Reclast dose. Calcium and vitamin D are important for Reclast to work properly and are also important to help prevent low blood calcium (one of the possible Reclast side effects). This is especially important in the two weeks after your dose.
 
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Reclast for Paget's Disease

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