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Reclast Report: Persisting severe joint bone

Reclast Report: Persisting severe joint bone

A following Reclast side effect report was submitted by a user.

Male patient reported the following Reclast side effects :
Persisting severe joint and bone pain

8 hours post infusion, high fever, chills and joint & bone pain set in. Severe pain that I couldn't get out of bed for the full next day. Percocet every three hours was the only thing that touched the pain. Susequent significant pain and joint stiffness has persisted. Treating with NSAIDs and Norco. Nearly bed ridden a week after infusion.


Medication Dosage: Standard
Medication Frequency: once per yr-this was first dose
Patient Age: 41
Patient Weight: 175
Other medications: Methotrxate, folic acid and vit D
Diagnosis: osteoarthritis
Pre-existing conditions: Dx with RA--had joint pain, but MTX controlled it. Never had the significant joint and bone pain I have had post reclast. Suspect RA might be a link to side effects.
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? Yes Yet to be determined, but possible
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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