Reclast is a drug used for the treatment of Paget's disease of the bone, as well as osteoporosis in certain people. It is a bisphosphonate and works by binding to cells in bones, slowing down the rate at which they break down. It can also help the body to rebuild bone at a more normal rate. Reclast comes in injectable form and is administered by your healthcare provider. Side effects include flu-like symptoms, dizziness, and headaches.
What Is Reclast?
Reclast® (zoledronic acid) is a prescription medication used for the following purposes:
- Treating Paget's disease of the bone
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Treating osteoporosis in men
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis due to glucocorticoid steroid medications (such as prednisone).
For osteoporosis prevention and treatment, the medication is taken as a single dose per year, given by IV (intravenously).