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FDA Approves Reclast Use Once Every Two Years

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Reclast has received U.S. approval as an osteoporosis treatment that can be used once every two years, drug maker Novartis AG announced Monday.

The Associated Press reported that the drug was already being used in the U.S. and Europe as a once-a-year infusion therapy to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis in women, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, and to treat and prevent osteoporosis caused by steroid treatment.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use of Reclast once every two years is based on research involving more than 500 post-menopausal women with low bone mass, Novartis said. A single infusion of the drug significantly increased bone mineral density at two years, the study found.

According to Novartis, osteoporosis affects about 10 million women and men in the United States, the AP reported.

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It's been two months since my Reclast infusion. All side effects ie. blisters, high fever (104.2) intense skeletal pain; I thought my bones were going to shatter like glass, rapid weight gain, and zero sleep all happened to me.
The swelling of my lower legs and feet is insane; compression socks don't help, and swelling of my hands and arms. I do not sleep because of the intense "every second of my life goddamn" pain.
I want this chemical out of me.
Walking, sitting, standing and lying down makes no difference to the pain or swelling.
I'm so exhausted. Cold water is the only thing that temporarily eases the swelling: the pain never goes away.

May 25, 2020 - 9:28am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thank you for posting. 

These side effects sound horrific - nobody should have to live in that kind of pan. Please reports these symptoms to your doctor as soon as you can. 

May 26, 2020 - 7:10am
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