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Denosumab

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Denosumab is used to prevent bone-related problems in patients who are suffering from a specific type of tumor which has already spread to the bones. It is also often used for treating giant cell-tumor of bones which cannot be treated via surgery. Denosumab also helps in treating the high blood calcium levels in patients suffering from cancer. Denosumab works by increasing bone strength and inhibiting bone loss, thus ensuring that bone-related problems are minimized.

Before using Denosumab, make sure you tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medicine or dietary supplements, if you have allergies to certain medicines or foods, if you have a history of high cholesterol or blood clotting problems, if you have a history of kidney problems, if you have any dental problems, or if you have ever received any form of radiation or chemotherapy.

Denosumab is administered intravenously. Common side effects of Denosumab include constipation, decreased appetite, back pain, joint pain, nausea, headache, vomiting, tiredness and weakness. Rarer side effects include allergic reactions, muscle cramps, spasms and seizures.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Osteoporosis

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Xgeva 120mg injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Denosumab as ingredient

Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody for humans, which is generally used to treat certain conditions of the bone. The medication prevents the osteoclasts from being matured by inhibiting the RANKL formation.

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