Reclast is an annual osteoporosis treatment that is given through an IV over at least 15 minutes by a doctor or nurse. It's a bisphosphonate like Fosamax,® Actonel,® and Boniva® except instead of being taken orally, it's a once a year IV infusion. The IV drip is meant to get directly to the bone and bypassing the stomach.
You should not take Reclast if you have low blood calcium, kidney problems, are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, are nursing, or allergic to Reclast.
The most common side effects inlude flu-like symptoms, fever, muscle, or joint pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
You will need to contact Blue Cross/Blue Shield to see if they cover Reclast treatment.