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Prolia treatment for osteoporosis

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Jun 9 6:39pm | Replies (813)

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Hello @hilsy,

I appreciate your sharing about the new drug, Evenity. All of us with bone-thinning problems look forward to hearing of new drugs to treat this problem.

As I had not heard about Evenity previously, I researched a little bit and found this information on drugs.com. Here is the link, https://www.drugs.com/nda/evenity_190121.html. The manufacturer also has information available but often that is harder for a lay-person to understand.

Here is a link, however, to a press release regarding the drug, https://www.amgen.com/media/news-releases/2019/04/fda-approves-evenity-romosozumabaqqg-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women-at-high-risk-for-fracture/.

@hilsy, are you asking about this drug for yourself or for a family member?

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I also read some of this. I think that the increased risk of heart attack and stroke means that this will be reserved for a select number of patients. I was able to use Forteo (the one where you give yourself a daily injection using a pen). It can only be used for two years. It is the drug that gave me the most dramatic increase in bone density.

In 2 days I go in for my second set of shots of Evenity. Similar side effects to Forteo and other osteoporosis meds. It does carry a black label warning because of stroke and cardiac problems. So far I have had no effects other than the usual constant aches and pains.
Hopefully this one works well enough I can have my back surgery next year.