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Prolia & Hair Loss

I've just recently had my second Prolia shot. So far so good...a little back pain. I continually have stress fractures on my feet and have also taken fosamax. My current problem is hair loss & I wondered if anyone else was having that problem? ## Hello, Gracie! How are you? No, this isn't listed from what I can find, but I'll check a couple more sources to be sure and post back. Are you on any other medications? How old are you? ## I'm 57. On no other meds except evista and a pill for reflux. A friend sent me a website that stated that there was a study with some hair loss ## Yes, after my second shot of Prolea, I had two UTIs, fatigue, huge bumps under the skin on my face and all over my scalp, an array of unexplained symptoms like peripheral neuropathy (not diabeti...

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Prolia side effects

Would like to know of side effects after Prolia infusion from other persons. Up to now I have none. ## Prolia is used to treat or prevent Osteoporosis, specifically in post-menopausal women, it contains the active ingredient Denosumab. I'm glad to hear you've had no side effects, however, they can include: skin infections, jaw bone problems, irritation at the injection site and hypocalcemia. Read more: Is there anyone else with experience using this? ## How are you doing now? Still now side effects? Please let us know ## I was given a shot of prolia 8 days ago. I am suffering from pains in my arms and legs, digestive discomfort and nausea. Has anyone had this shot as I would like to know how long these side effects last as I am unable to work at the moment. I really feel terribl...

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vitaminD 50000U

I am taking this vit. @50,ooo Units aweek, why would my Dr, want me to take this dosage for 5 wks? ## My physician ordered this high dose because my blood reading was low AND a CT scan revealed Osteoporosis of my spine..... I had no symptoms . I was told the pills would merely stop farther erosion of the spine but would not cure present condition. Was also told it was important to have plenty of Calcium to help absorption of the Vitamin D., which my diet already contained, ## You should ask your doctor if he did a vitamin d level. While that dosage is a 'normal' dose to treat deficiency, unless you have a vitamin d level, that amount of vitamin d may not be nearly enough! You may need FAR more vitamin d in order to correct a vitamin d deficiency, but unless you get a vitamin d l...

Delaying Prolia injection

I had a tooth extraction. Can I delay my Prolia injection by one month?

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Prolia issues and side effects

I am not going to have my next shot of Prolia due 11 June. I have already had two injections and lately have suffered horrible side effects such as terrible constipation, leg and foot cramps, skin rashes, stomach pain,etc. I also found out that Prolia works by stopping the body's own bone production, causing old bone to become denser. This results in probable fractures due to old brittle bones, Prolia also causes low calcium levels in the blood, a weird side effect seeing it is supposed?to strengthen boned! ## I am sorry for your pain and suffering, I am on the "high risk list" for fractures, so having a product that has rebuilt bone mass in MY body is a blessing. No, I don't like the side effects, but I don't want to be in a wheel chair either.. Good Luck To You and...

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Side Effects Of Prolia & Zometa Are Similar

I'm a 59 year old female, diagnosed with Behcet's Disease and I use Prednisone for treatment for my weekly flares. The Prednisone is hard on my bones and has caused me to get osteoporosis in my hips. I had my first infusion of Zometa six days ago. I thought I was going to die from the side effects. I had 103 degree fever for five days, deep bone pain everywhere, muscle pain, flu like symptoms, migraine headache, burning eyes, pale skin, restlessness, and no appetite. Today six days later I'm still fatigued, pale, mild bone pain, mild muscle pain and no appetite. I reported these side effects to my doctor. His nurse suggested I maybe try Prolia injection in six months instead. I found this web site and was reading everything about Prolia and the side effects, they sound exact...

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Prolia Side Effects Duration

Would like to know if anyone had side effects from Prolia but they went away - and how long did it take for that to happen? ## There have been many posts about people suffering side effects, which in theory should wear off in a few weeks, but it hasn't worked that way for many. Here's a link to a post with comments from several people that have been suffering problems: Are you also suffering from problems? ## First injection Feb. One week later could barely walk or use my arms due to pain. Now have back pain, musculoskeletal pain, cholesterol very high and walk with a cane or walker,very seldom drive now, due to arm weakness.AND my doctor said there were no side effects.!!! Will not take second shot in August. ## Have you rec'd any info on your question. Or since May can you...

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Prolia and Leg Tremors

I had a Prolia shot two weeks ago and am experiencing shaking and leg tremors. Are there others who have had this reaction? ## Hi Mary, Based on my research, I did find "tremors" to be a side effect of the Prolia shot. The side effect isn't specific to any particular body part, however I would definitely speak with your physician or the medical professional who administered the shot. I hoep this info helps! ## PUBLIC COMMUNICATION - Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on Prolia November 21, 2012 Subject: Prolia® (denosumab) - Risk of Unusual Thigh Bone Fractures AMGEN Canada Inc., in association with Health Canada, would like to inform you of new important safety information related to the risk of unusual thigh bone fractures associated with the us...

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idrofos 150

My mother took 18 idrofos tablets in a period of 18 days by mistake. Generally, 1 tablet should be taken each month. Please tell me how to minimise the effect of a high dose of this medicine? Kindly advise me accordingly. D. DAS Mechanical Engineer ## Someone please advise how to overcome the side effects of idrofos 150? ## Your best bet is to speak to your doctor. Without knowing your medical history or any other medications you are on, no one here can possibly advise you on what you can safely use. ## what benefit do you get out of this tablet idrofos 150? ## Idrofos 150 tablet is given to which patients. Is it specially prepared for HIV patients. If taken monthly once will there be any sideeffect. ## This tablet is given to patients suffering from osteoporosis. This tablet makes sure...

Prolia side effects ongoing

I had my infusion Mar 4 2015. I have experienced severe stomach pains, leg pains that wake me up at night, a horrible dry cough, near migraine type headaches, very severe weakness, trouble walking, constipation, had to have dental work that I usually have great teeth, some trouble sleeping. My rheumatologist did nothing to try to help me with the symptoms but my primary doctor gave me medication that help with the stomach pains, take Excedrin for Migraines and enteric aspirin for back and body, and other meds to try and find some comfort. I'm somewhat better than the few weeks after the infusion but still have a lot of problems. Hopefully this doesn't last for 6 months. ## Hello, Shirl! How are you? I'm so sorry about what you're going through. Everything you've list...

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Prolia Loss of Taste and Smell

I have been taking Prolia injections for 2 years now. Over time, I've noticed that my sense of taste and smell has diminished. As of 6 months ago, I have totally lost the ability to taste anything sweet. Desserts of any kind taste bitter to me. I have also been on Levothyroxine (Synthoid) for a few years prior to starting the Prolia, but the loss of taste and smell has been significantly worse since I started the Prolia injections. Has anyone else experienced taste and smell issues taking Prolia? ## Yes I haven't any taste. Feel a little hungry. Then no taste and don't want it. Also my shoulders are really hurting, then goes to my head. I have several health problems but I know my body. Was not a candidate for Prolia at all and I would not take it again. Best of luck to you ...

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Prolia side effects skin rash

I developed a red burning itchy lumpy rash after one injection of Prolia. Mainly on face neck chest arms scalp. Anyone else? ## Hello, Willy! How are you? That can be a side effect of Prolia, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, hypocalcemia, asthenia and fatigue. However, since it is itchy, you should have it checked out, because it could be an allergic reaction that requires medical treatment. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Willy, please look under Prolia side effects on this site. We have almost 900 people writing and talking about Prolia. You sort of worded your question wrong to land on the mega load of Prolia problems. Yes, it's from Prolia and requires medical attention. You will probably have to take written confirmation to make any MD believe yo...

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Prolia Injection Side Effects

Aprox 2 weeks after the prolia injection I started to experience nausea and weight loss. Also, loss of appetite and a keen sense of smell developed. It was difficult to eat or smell cooked food. It has been months and these symptoms have decreased dramatically. In contacting their website they would not confirm or deny this as a side effect of the drug. Has anyone else experienced nausea w/this drug? ## Hi Bonnie, From what I could gather, the following side effects are associated with Prolia, that may be similar to what you had experienced: -nausea -tingling in your fingers, toes, or around your mouth -pain, numbness, swelling, or drainage from mouth, teeth, or jaw -vomiting Referenced from: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a610023.html You or your doctor can also report various s...

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Side Effects of Osteoporosis Medications

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2018. My doctor recently presented me with information on medications for this condition and I find the possible side effects frightening. One is taken every six months, what if I have a bad reaction to that. It seems to be those meds or broken bones - I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea! Plus, I seem to be more sensitive to medications as I age. Can anyone discuss their experiences with osteoporosis medications? ## My mother-in-law, who is 73, tried one a few months ago, it made her miserable very quickly, and she stopped after 2 weekly doses. She has now refused to take anymore. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, diarrhea, and joint/muscle aches. The one she tried was Alendronate. Many people ...

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Forteo makes me fat and sad

I've been on Forteo for almost 2 full months. I have been fighting weight gain and losing the fight. I've done juicing, low carb/high fat, and now I'm doing weight watchers with intermittent fasting. Why does the a Forteo literature tell about weight loss but not weight gain? It is obviously an ongoing problem from what I read from other users. In addition to the weight issues, I get very hot and sweaty for several hours and most nights only sleep a couple of hours. I'm depressed and fatigued like apparently most others on Forteo. I've been trying to snap out of it but thinking about asking for some medication for that too. I'm 58 and a lot of these symptoms are common for menopausal/ post- menopausal women, but it's strange it all seemed to just start now. I...

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Dental and jaw pain

I've been on Prolea for 1 month after multiple fractures of vertebrae . I've had a lot of dental problems since having my first shot... Increased cavities, one root canal and another one coming up tomorrow and a possible 3rd... My jaw pain gets almost unbearable, never had any of this before... I wish there would be a way to reverse that shot! there has to be something else to help my bones get stronger... ## Prolea, and most other osteoporosis treatments are known to possibly cause dental issues as side effects, along with joint aches, it could also make it slower for you to heal, after having dental work done, so please make sure your dentist is aware that you have been given Prolia. Yes, there are other options, but as I've already stated, they all carry the risk of causi...

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Prolia inj. - duration of treatment?

How many years are you able to take the prolia inj's.? I took it twice a year for 3 years. Once I received my 6th inj. I was told I was finished and to refer to my Dr. ## I was told that you should go off Prolia (take a holiday), then start taking it again. I cannot find any information that this is the case. Can Prolia be taken forever? ## They no longer recommend the holiday that's been mentioned, the official site from the manufacturer advises against it. As to how long one can continue Prolia, it is up to 10 years, depending on the patient's condition, medical history, insurance coverage, and etc. The typical side effects may include adminstation site reaction, hypocalcemia, increased risk of broken bones, and dermatitis. Did they give a reason why you were done after 3 ...

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what cause black stool

had dierria and vomiting want to know whould that be cause of boniva . and why have black stool ## i am having black stool, getting over a touch of pneumonia i have suffer non-hodgkins lymphoma and had a stem cell transplant in 2006. i'm concern about pneunonia, i've been on 2 antibiotic and an injectioni i back ache and now my left leg hurts, some dirarreha.Concern ## i am having black stool, getting over a touch of pneumonia i have suffer non-hodgkins lymphoma and had a stem cell transplant in 2006. i'm concern about pneunonia, i've been on 2 antibiotic and an injectioni my back ache and now my left leg hurts, some dirarreha.Concern ## It could be due to gastro-intestinal bleeding, or due to take various dietary supplements, such as iron, if you are taking any. It woul...

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Side Effects Following Prolia Injection

I am 60 yrs old and suffer from osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and myofascial pain syndrome. After discussing with my endocrinologist, I received my first injection of Prolia two days ago. Had diarrhea approximately 12 hrs later in the middle of the night. Awoke the next day with headache over entire head and face. That evening (12:30 am) I vomited approximately 10 times in succession. Awoke 5 hrs later with terrible pain and tightness from the top of my head down my neck, shoulders, and upper back. I am frightened to see where the pain will travel next, especially after reading the posts on this forum. Is there a drug out there to counteract the Prolia. I will definitely not be getting another shot in 6 mos. My doctor told me that the main side effect of this drug is worsening of skin c...

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Prolia, strange side effects?

I am 81 and had my first Prolia Shot May 7, 2015 and after three weeks I have developed a red rash looking sight UNDER the skin of my legs and back. Only the back itches, which is strange! The main problem is the pimple like scabs that form in my hair, which will crust over and flake off if I scratch them. I only wonder what other problems are forming in the areas that can not be seen? I worry about the next shot, and my choose NOT to take it. ???? ## Yes, that is the Prolia rash they talk about. Some people here are using Prednisone but the problem with Pred is that it makes the Prolia stop building bones so you are suffering from problems with Prolia without getting any benefit from it. If one looks online, one can easily see that Prednisone is contraindicated for anyone on Prolia. Ma...

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