Compare Reclast vs. calcitonin
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|Prevents bone loss. Reclast (Zoledronate) is a first-choice treatment for osteoporosis and is available as a generic, but you have to see a doctor to get each dose.||Coming soon.|
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|Reclast (Zoledronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. This results in greater bone mass and lowers the possibility of fractures.||Coming soon.|
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|BisphosphonatePrescription only||Coming soon.|
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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.See the FDA package insert
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.See the FDA package insert
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