my endo doc told me I could take prolia injections for up to 10 years, and that made me see that she wasn't the right endo doc for me. I am doing weight bearing exercises and my supplements, and will see what next dexascan says. These doctors do NOT know enough about these drugs and their long term effects to prescribe them.
I had a tooth break (it did have a big filling in it) almost to the gum line and had to have it pulled. This was shortly after my first shot. Is making my hair get thinner. But the worst problem has been my poor skin.
i have prolia shot every 6 months no side effects. I go march 2019 to see if bones are better. also do aerobics 3 times a week
great article, my reasons for not wanting prolia were:
1. Multiple Vertebral Fractures (MVF) Following Discontinuation of Prolia Treatment
Following discontinuation of Prolia treatment, fracture risk increases, including the risk of multiple vertebral fractures. Cessation of Prolia treatment results in markers of bone resorption increasing above pretreatment values then returning to pretreatment values 24 months after the last dose of Prolia. In addition, bone mineral density returns to pretreatment values within 18 months after the last injection [see Pharmacodynamics (12.2), Clinical Studies (14.1)]. New vertebral fractures occurred as early as 7 months (on average 19 months) after the last dose of Prolia. Prior vertebral fracture was a predictor of multiple vertebral fractures after Prolia discontinuation. Evaluate an individual’s benefit-risk before initiating treatment with Prolia. If Prolia treatment is discontinued, consider transitioning to an alternative antiresorptive therapy [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].
2. Serious Infections
In a clinical trial of over 7800 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, serious infections leading to hospitalization were reported more frequently in the Prolia group than in the placebo group [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. Serious skin infections, as well as infections of the abdomen, urinary tract, and ear, were more frequent in patients treated with Prolia. Endocarditis was also reported more frequently in Prolia-treated patients. The incidence of opportunistic infections was similar between placebo and Prolia groups, and the overall incidence of infections was similar between the treatment groups. Advise patients to seek prompt medical attention if they develop signs or symptoms of severe infection, including cellulitis.
I will get my second one November 6. Take very good care of your teeth. Messing up your teeth and aches like arthritis pains are the two most common side effects. I had the achy legs, etc. A doctor friend who takes it says to be sure and take very good care of your teeth.