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.
♦ Contraindicated in patients with hypocalcemia, multiple myeloma, hypersensitivity and during pregnancy.
SC- The recommended dose is 120 mg, for every 4 weeks in the upper arm, upper thigh, or abdomen.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
• 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.
♦ • Most Common : Fatigue/weakness, decreased level of phosphate and calcium in blood, nausea, diarrhea, headache and cough.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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