Trade Names/Brand Names :
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a human monoclonal antibody, prescribed for osteoporosis, treatment induced bone loss, bone metastases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma and giant cell tumor of bone.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): ♦
Contraindicated in patients with hypocalcemia, multiple myeloma
, hypersensitivity and during pregnancy.
Category D :
There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
SC- The recommended dose is 120 mg, for every 4 weeks in the upper arm, upper thigh, or abdomen.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, anemia, low blood calcium, any allergy, who are taking other medications, thyroid or kidney disease, infection, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In some patients, this medication may cause jawbone problems.
Patient may develop Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) with the following symptom: gum lesions. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider immediately.
Side Effects :
• Most Common
Fatigue/weakness, decreased level of phosphate and calcium in blood
, nausea, diarrhea, headache and cough.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA