Prolia Medication Information
ProliaTM (denosumab) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating osteoporosis in certain people. Specifically, this drug is used for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at a high risk for fractures and in people who have been unsuccessful with other osteoporosis treatments.
This medicine is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing Prolia. Although many people do not have any problems while taking Prolia, side effects can occur and may include back pain, high cholesterol, and pain in an arm or leg. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
Prolia comes in the form of an injection that is administered by a healthcare provider once every six months. It is given just under the skin of the abdomen (lower stomach area), upper arm, or upper thigh.
(Click Prolia for more information on this medication. This article covers how the osteoporosis medicine works, discusses its effectiveness, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)