If you’re not strength­en­ing your bones, isn’t it time for a new direc­tion?

Taste of Home - - Cook Smart - Blythe Dan­ner takes Pro­lia®

Pro­lia® is a pre­scrip­tion medicine used to treat os­teo­poro­sis in women af­ter menopause who: • are at high risk for frac­ture

• can­not use another os­teo­poro­sis medicine or other os­teo­poro­sis medicines did not work well

Im­por­tant Safety In­for­ma­tion

Do not take Pro­lia® if you: have low blood cal­cium; or are preg­nant or plan to be­come preg­nant, as Pro­lia® may harm your un­born baby; or are al­ler­gic to deno­sumab or any in­gre­di­ents in Pro­lia®.

What is the most im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion I should know about Pro­lia®?

If you re­ceive Pro­lia® , you should not re­ceive XGEVA®. Pro­lia® con­tains the same medicine as XGEVA® (deno­sumab).

Pro­lia® can cause se­ri­ous side ef­fects:

Se­ri­ous al­ler­gic re­ac­tions have hap­pened in peo­ple who take Pro­lia®. Call your doc­tor or go to your near­est emer­gency room right away if you have any symp­toms of a se­ri­ous al­ler­gic re­ac­tion, in­clud­ing low blood pres­sure (hy­poten­sion); trou­ble breath­ing; throat tight­ness; swelling of your face, lips, or tongue; rash; itch­ing; or hives.

Low blood cal­cium (hypocal­cemia). Pro­lia® may lower the cal­cium lev­els in your blood. If you have low blood cal­cium, it may get worse dur­ing treat­ment. Your low blood cal­cium must be treated be­fore you re­ceive Pro­lia®.

Take cal­cium and vi­ta­min D as your doc­tor tells you to help pre­vent low blood cal­cium. Se­vere jaw bone prob­lems (os­teonecro­sis) may oc­cur. Your doc­tor should ex­am­ine your mouth be­fore you start Pro­lia® and may tell you to see your den­tist. It is im­por­tant for you to prac­tice good mouth care dur­ing treat­ment with Pro­lia®.

Un­usual thigh bone frac­tures. Some peo­ple have de­vel­oped un­usual frac­tures in their thigh bone. Symp­toms of a frac­ture in­clude new or un­usual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh.

In­creased risk of bro­ken bones, in­clud­ing bro­ken bones in the spine, af­ter stop­ping Pro­lia®. Af­ter your treat­ment with Pro­lia® is stopped, your risk for break­ing bones, in­clud­ing bones in your spine, is in­creased. Your risk for hav­ing more than 1 bro­ken bone in your spine is in­creased if you have al­ready had a bro­ken bone in your spine. Do not stop tak­ing Pro­lia® with­out first talk­ing with your doc­tor. If your Pro­lia® treat­ment is stopped, talk to your doc­tor about other medicine that you can take.

Se­ri­ous in­fec­tions in your skin, lower stom­ach area (ab­domen), blad­der, or ear may hap­pen. In­flam­ma­tion of the in­ner lin­ing of the heart (en­do­cardi­tis) due to an in­fec­tion may also hap­pen more of­ten in peo­ple who take Pro­lia®. You may need to go to the hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Pro­lia® is a medicine that may af­fect the abil­ity of your body to fight in­fec­tions. Peo­ple who have weak­ened im­mune sys­tems or take medicines that af­fect the im­mune sys­tem may have an in­creased risk for de­vel­op­ing se­ri­ous in­fec­tions.

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