When and How to Take Reclast

General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • It comes in injectable form. For high blood calcium or Paget's disease, your healthcare provider will give Reclast as a single dose (although in some situations, re-treatment with Reclast may be necessary). For osteoporosis treatment, Reclast is given once yearly; for osteoporosis prevention, it is given once every two years.  


  • It is important that you are well hydrated before receiving your Reclast dose in order to protect your kidneys. Make sure to drink enough fluids in the days before you are to receive the injection.
  • You need to make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D after your Reclast dose. The medication cannot adequately build bone without calcium and vitamin D, and calcium and vitamin D help to prevent the low blood calcium that can be caused by Reclast. This is especially important during the two weeks after your dose.
  • In some cases of Paget's disease, your healthcare provider may recommend that you be re-treated with Reclast, although this type of use has not been studied.

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on the condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Reclast Dosage for more information.)
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