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Xgeva 120Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Denosumab
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Xgeva 120Mg Injection 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. Xgeva 120Mg Injection also helps in treating the high blood calcium levels in patients suffering from cancer. Xgeva 120Mg Injection works by increasing bone strength and inhibiting bone loss, thus ensuring that bone-related problems are minimized.

Before using Xgeva 120Mg Injection, 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.

Xgeva 120Mg Injection is administered intravenously. Common side effects of Xgeva 120Mg Injection 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.

In addition to its intended effect, Xgeva 120Mg Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Rash
Pain in extremity
Upper respiratory tract infection.
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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

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Reasons Behind Osteoporosis

  1. Hormones: Lowered estrogen count in women and testosterone in men as a result of ageing or other treatments can result in this condition. Excess thyroid secretion in the body, an overactive adrenalin gland or parathyroid gland can also accelerate bone loss. Women are more vulnerable to osteoporosis during menopause.

  2. Prolonged use of injected: Prolonged use of injected or oral corticosteroid medications such as cortisone or prednisone messes with the bone-building process. Medicines used to combat cancer, gastric reflux and seizures can be responsible as well.

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