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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 nobrokenbones, Community Member, asks

Q: what is the cost of Reclast injection

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
6/16/09 4:04pm

Hi nobrokenbones, welcome and thanks for your question.  The price on Reclast varies depending on your insurance coverage and how much your copay might be.  If you don't have insurance, Novartis has a patient assistance program that you can contact at 1-800-245-5356 or log onto their website at to find out more about it.


The retail price listed on this drug when it was released (2007) was *approximately* $800.00, but that price could have changed, so please check with your Drs office, infusion center, insurance company or Novartis.  There's probably an extra charge for the infusion, so ask about this as well. Here's another link that will help you to find an infusion center near you, and they should be able to give you the current price, or you can call 1-866-RECLAST.


Good luck and if you have any other questions just post again.

Grace, Community Member
7/15/09 2:02pm

I just had my first injection of reclast which it seems to have helped.

My question is I just received my bill from the hospital and the charge for this injection was $5,500, if I had know this Iam not sure if I would have had this injection.

kim, Community Member
4/ 5/10 7:24pm

I have had two reclast injections. My bill was over 5000.00 dollars also. I haven't been back to my bone mineral specialist since my last injection. My first one didn't help. I have to schedule my 3rd and final injection in July this year. I don't know what happens after you get the 3rd injection, that's all you can have in a lifetime.



CG, Community Member
10/27/10 12:24pm

I will be going to a cancer center to get my reclast injection once a year. I do have insurance. Do you not have a cancer center in your area? if you do they should of been able to give you an injection there as this only takes a 15 min IV injection, once yearly. I will be sent thru my gyncologists as my bone density shows I have osteoporosis, at age 54. hope this helps. the one injection should of helped.

my doctor says more than two a year is pretty hard for the body to handle...

CG, Community Member
10/27/10 12:27pm

I'm not really sure the cost but like the expert says, you can call those numbers and find out , hospitals do charge a fee for the doctors whom do it, the facility, and the test proformed.

this I do know...

proudmary, Community Member
12/31/10 12:44am

i do not know the answer, i wanted to get an answer

nobrokenbones, Community Member
6/ 1/11 1:40pm

I had the injection a couple of months ago at an infusion center in Phoenix. All went quite well.  The cost was approximately $1,500.  I paid in cash since my health insurance has a $3000 deductible, so I'm unsure what it would cost for insured patients.

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By nobrokenbones, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/17/13, First Published: 06/16/09