Your monthly Reclast cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Reclast patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Reclast through NiceRx you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Reclast patient assistance program?
You could receive your Reclast without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx we review each application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs are:
- I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
- I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
- I meet certain income eligibility requirements
How do I apply for Reclast patient assistance?
We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Reclast.
NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance we will seek to enroll you in the Reclast patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Reclast medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Reclast coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Reclast patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Reclast coupon, a Reclast discount card or a Reclast copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Reclast samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Reclast if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Reclast medication or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Reclast with insurance?
The cost of Reclast will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Reclast cost without insurance?
Reclast costs without insurance will vary depending on the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, 5 mg/100 ml of Reclast solution for infusion will typically cost around $1,300. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Reclast?
Reclast is a prescription medicine given to adults to treat the loss of bone tissue. Specifically it is prescribed to treat:
- Osteoporosis in women who have been through the menopause
- Osteoporosis in men
- Osteoporosis in men or women who will be taking a corticosteroid for at least one year
- Paget’s disease in men and women
If you have osteoporosis or Paget’s disease your doctor may prescribe Reclast to you. Reclast can reduce how quickly old bone is broken down, giving your new bone cells enough time to grow and replace the old bone.
The medication is given to you by a healthcare professional as an infusion directly into one of your veins (intravenous infusion). Your doctor will decide how much Reclast you need and how often you will need infusions based on your condition and medical history.
Reclast active ingredients
The active ingredient in Reclast is called zoledronic acid. It is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate that can help reduce bone loss. Zoledronic acid works by reducing the activity of osteoclast cells in your body. Reducing the activity of these cells slows the rate at which your old bone is broken down, giving more time for enough new bone tissue to be produced and to grow properly. This helps to reduce your risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) and the incorrect growth of new bone that can cause Paget’s disease.
Reclast side effects
The most common side effects caused by Reclast include:
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Being sick (vomiting)
- Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, fatigue)
- Pain in your bones, joints or muscles
- Pain in your arms and legs
Reclast can also cause more serious side effects, although these are rarer. They can include:
- Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia) that can cause problems with your muscles and nervous system
- Severe kidney problems that can reduce your kidney function and could cause fatal kidney failure in serious cases
- A severe jawbone problem (osteonecrosis) that can cause bone to weaken and die
- Severe bone, joint and muscle pain
- An increased risk of thigh bone fractures
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication
Your doctor will assess the benefits of taking Reclast against your risk of side effects.
Reclast drug interactions
Reclast can interact with other medications. This can change how Reclast and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. They include:
- A type of antibiotic called an aminoglycoside
- A diuretic, also called a water pill, usually taken to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
- A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID), like ibuprofen or naproxen, taken to treat pain and inflammation
Reclast warning and precautions
Do not take Reclast if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient zoledronic acid
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Reclast
- Have low levels of calcium in your blood
- Have any kidney problems
- Are under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking Reclast if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Reclast
- Have previously had parathyroid or thyroid surgery
- Have ever had asthma brought on by taking aspirin
- Have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome)
- Have ever had a part of your intestine removed
- Plan to have a tooth removed or any other form of dental surgery
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.