› People on Reclast (Zoledronate) have reported breakdown of the jaw bone. This is rare. This can happen if you have oral or dental surgery, or if you have poor oral hygiene. If you notice pain, swelling or an infection in your jaw, talk to your doctor right away. Also, tell your surgeon that you are taking Reclast (Zoledronate).
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Upsides and benefits
› Available in generic.
› You only have to take this once a year.
Downsides and risks
› You have to go to your doctor's office or an infusion center to get each dose by IV infusion.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Given as an intravenous infusion.
› Eat normally and drink at least two glasses of liquid before your infusion.
› Talk to your doctor if you develop swelling, pain, or a sore in your jaw.
› Call your doctor if you develop pain in your hips, thighs or legs.
› You can take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to lower fever and chills from the infusion.
› If you have to have dental or oral surgery, tell your surgeon that you're taking this medication.
› Drink plenty of liquids while you're on this medication.