Possible side effects of Prolia include:
- low calcium levels (especially if you have kidney problems)
- back pain
- muscle pain
- pain in your arms and legs
- skin problems (eczema, blisters, dry skin, peeling, redness, itching, small bumps)
You may also be more likely to get a serious infection, such as skin, ear, stomach/gut, or bladder infection while taking Prolia.
Tell your doctor if you develop signs of infection while taking the medication, such as:
- fever/chills, night sweats
- red/swollen/tender/warm skin
- severe stomach or abdominal pain
- ear pain or drainage, trouble hearing
- frequent/painful/burning urination, or pink/bloody urine
- severe itching, burning, rash, blistering, peeling, or dryness of the skin
- cough or shortness of breath
- pinpoint purple or red spots under your skin
- flu symptoms
- weight loss
Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Prolia is used to treat the following conditions:
- Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men who have an increased risk of fracture (broken bones), reducing the risk of spinal, non-spinal and hip fractures
- Bone loss that results from a reduction in hormone (testosterone) level caused by surgery or treatment with medicines in patients with prostate cancer
- Bone loss associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy, in adult patients at high risk of fracture
Prolia is available as an injection and requires a prescription. Please follow your doctor’s instructions when taking this and any medication.