Denosumab (Prolia) and Xgeva are used to prevent Osteoporosis
Treats osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). Also used to treat bone loss and bone-related problems in patients with cancer.
What Are Side Effects of Prolia?
Common side effects of Prolia include:
low calcium levels (especially if you have kidney problems),
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 a skin, ear, stomach/gut, or bladder infection while taking Prolia. Tell your doctor if you develop signs of infection, such as:
fever/chills, night sweats,
red/swollen/tender/warm skin (with or without pus),
severe stomach or abdominal pain,
ear pain or drainage, trouble hearing,
frequent/painful/burning urination, or
severe itching, burning, rask, blistering, peeling, or dryness of the skin,
shortness of breath,
pinpoint purple or red spots under your skin,
flu symptoms, or
Prolia is used to treat: osteoporosis in women after the menopause (postmenopausal) 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 of a daily dosage equivalent to 7.5 mg or greater of prednisone and expected to remain on glucocorticoids for at least 3 months ,in adult patients at high risk of fracture.
In my opinion, Australia has done more for pharmacists that any other country, where certain medications can be dispensed at the pharmacist’s discretion. For example, if a child comes in wheezing and short of breath, an Australian pharmacist can dispense a Ventolin Inhaler for asthma. In Israel, this would be illegal…