My doctor wants me to take Prolia injections. I have to have root canals completed and wait 3 months before I can start. I know someone who took Prolia and has lost teeth because of it. I'm concerned about that and other possible side effects.
I have taken 3 Prolia shots. No side affects but my spine is getting worse. I’m worried that my next scan will continue to show I’m getting worse. Anyone had this experience?
"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.
Increased risk of broken bones, including broken bones in the spine, after stopping Prolia®. After your treatment with Prolia® is stopped, your risk for breaking bones, including bones in your spine, is increased. Your risk for having more than 1 broken bone in your spine is increased if you have already had a broken bone in your spine. Do not stop taking Prolia® without first talking with your doctor. If your Prolia® treatment is stopped, talk to your doctor about other medicine that you can take.
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 for treatment."
If you go to Prolia.com, there are references to jaw problems. Look under Side Effects, but also Important Safety Information.
go to WebMD and mayoclinic and look up prolia, and do some research before you start.