• Vma Vma
    June 17, 2011
    I'm allergic to Reclast.( Rash on legs, arms, torso, hives & severe bone pain) Should I take Boniva?
    Vma Vma
    June 17, 2011

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  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    June 17, 2011
    Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    June 17, 2011

    Hi Vma, welcome...So sorry to hear about your problems with Reclast.  Since Boniva is in the same class of drugs as Reclast (bisphosphonates) I would definitely ask your Dr. if this "could" be an issue, since it's almost impossible to know ahead of time how you'll react.

     

    I have heard of some Drs that will give a very small testing dose (sub-q) just under the skin, and then wait to see if any allergic reaction occurs.  I don't know if this is a possibility, but you could ask.  I don't know the actual amount that is used for testing, but it must be a very small dose, which I'm sure your Dr. will know about.

     

    Good luck, and try to find out first if having a treatment from the same drug family will pose a problem and then ask if there is a testing dose to see how you react.  Let us know what you find out from your physician-OK?


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