I am a premenopausal (maybe peri) women in her 40's with Celiacs Disease. Due to malabsorption I now have osteoperenia or mild osteoporsis. My doctor gave me the one year dose of reclast. I experienced severe bone pain following the infusion. Since then I experience random bone pain especially in my teeth and an over all I do not feel good. After the infusion I read that only post menopausal women should be given reclast and that people with autoimmune diseases should also not receive reclast. Should I be concerned?
I had Reclast last year. I need to have a tooth extraction but my Dr. will not do this until the drug level of Reclast is below 150. What is the half life of Reclast?
Is there anything I can do to rid my body of Reclast?
Hi Amanda: I'm glad your Dr is checking your CTx level before having invasive dental surgery. Some oral surgeons/Drs don't check this so you are lucky to have someone who does. There isn't any way to get rid of Reclast faster, and the drug manufacturer says the half-life is 146 hours; so I would just wait to see how your bone marker tests turn out or when they reach 150. Here's a link that explains this bone marker test, from Osseo News.