http://www.inspire.com/groups/national-o...p;asat=31904582For those of you that let your voices be heard, you did make a difference.FDA: New Label Warning for Reclast
The FDA has issued new warning label information for the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid (Reclast) indicating that the drug should not be used in patients with significant renal impairment and stating that physicians should screen patients for kidney dysfunction before starting them on the drug. The FDA also identifies risk factors that physicians should take into consideration when prescribing Reclast including advanced age, concurrent treatment with other nephrotoxic drugs, and dehydration secondary to fever, sepsis, gastrointestinal losses or diuretic therapy. This is an amplification of the prior warning that all bisphosphonates not be used in people with creatinine clearance below 30-35 ml/min. Patients should eat and drink at least 1-2 full glasses of fluid on the day of the infusion. The infusion must be given over at least 15 minutes.
As the leading voice for osteoporosis patients, the National Osteoporosis Foundation wants all patients and physicians to be aware of the new warnings and take them into account when taking or prescribing Reclast. As with all medications, the risks and benefits of treatment must be carefully considered and health professionals are advised to screen their patients for renal impairment, advanced age or dehydration and ask their patients about any symptoms they may be experiencing before administering Reclast. As always, patients should consult with their health care providers to discuss their risk factors and determine the method of treatment that will be most effective for them.
Click here (link to: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm270199.htm
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The information on the Osteoporosis Foundation forums is *huge. Much informative and balanced discussions with positive recommendations. Strontium Citrate and specific supplements and vitamins, superb.
D3 gets an excellent hearing - very much ongoing.
Alternatives - supplements and vitamins, exhaustive.
My head is reeling with the information...and I've only just started digging!
There are so many subject forums...
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