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® (denosumab) can cause serious side effects:
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.
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
Prolia® is a medicine that may affect your immune system. People who have weakened immune
systems or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing
Skin problems such as inflammation of your skin (dermatitis),
rash, and eczema have been reported.
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.
Before taking Prolia® (denosumab), tell your doctor if you:
- Take the medicine XGEVA® (denosumab).
- Have low blood calcium.
- Cannot take daily calcium and vitamin D.
- Had parathyroid or thyroid surgery (glands located in your neck).
- Have been told you have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome).
- Have kidney problems or are on kidney dialysis.
- Plan to have dental surgery or teeth removed.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
What are the possible side effects of Prolia®?
It is not known if the use of Prolia® over a long period of time may cause slow healing of
broken bones. The most common side effects of Prolia® are back pain, pain
in your arms and legs, high cholesterol, muscle pain, and bladder infection.
These are not all the possible side effects of Prolia®. For more information,
ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit , or call 1-800-FDA-1088.