Can one stop taking prolia after the first shot?

Posted by imatine @imatine, Mar 6 3:48pm

Hello everyone, my mom is 84 year old and she got osteoporosis since 8 years. She took prolia last October. She started to feel a lot of pain in her legs now. I am thinking she shouldn't take the 2nd shot but I am afraid of the consequences. Did anyone here stop the prolia at an early stage!? If so what happened? Thank you

@imatine, this is a question that should be discussed with your mom's doctor. Here are some of the questions I would ask:
– Could the pain in her legs be caused by denosumab (brand name Prolia)?
– What are the risks of discontinuing Prolia after only one treatment? How can she do so safely?
– What other treatment options are available to help control my mom's osteoporosis? Let's discuss drug and non-drug options please.

Imatine, what other questions might you ask the doctor?

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@colleenyoung

@imatine, this is a question that should be discussed with your mom's doctor. Here are some of the questions I would ask:
– Could the pain in her legs be caused by denosumab (brand name Prolia)?
– What are the risks of discontinuing Prolia after only one treatment? How can she do so safely?
– What other treatment options are available to help control my mom's osteoporosis? Let's discuss drug and non-drug options please.

Imatine, what other questions might you ask the doctor?

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Dear @colleenyoung thank you so much for your help and suggestions. I would also ask, what are the risks she could have if she goes now to the dentist as she has a broken tooth root. I am so worried about her getting any dental work done now. I would ask why her gut is not absorbing the D3 pills she's taking?
If she should do any scans or so.

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@imatine

Dear @colleenyoung thank you so much for your help and suggestions. I would also ask, what are the risks she could have if she goes now to the dentist as she has a broken tooth root. I am so worried about her getting any dental work done now. I would ask why her gut is not absorbing the D3 pills she's taking?
If she should do any scans or so.

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@imatine, great questions. It's best to look at the condition – osteopor0sis – as a whole and not focus only on starting or stopping a medication. The bigger picture is your mom's health: bone health, dental health, gut health etc. Your questions help guide a discussion that get to answers for your mom's health overall.

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To: Imatine. I would say yes. I'm 63, not 84, but my doc was injecting Prolia for about one year – then my insurance stopped covering it (of course!) I'm now taking an oral pill, Alendronate, once/week. I've not had any side effects at all. My mom is 88, and she has been receiving Prolia injections for 6 months. She's fine. But I would discuss it with your mom's doctor as everyone is so different.

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@lifetimepain

To: Imatine. I would say yes. I'm 63, not 84, but my doc was injecting Prolia for about one year – then my insurance stopped covering it (of course!) I'm now taking an oral pill, Alendronate, once/week. I've not had any side effects at all. My mom is 88, and she has been receiving Prolia injections for 6 months. She's fine. But I would discuss it with your mom's doctor as everyone is so different.

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@lifetimepain thanks a million for your feedback 🙏🏼🌻 I am so grateful. I wish you and your mom all the best o

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@imatine

@lifetimepain thanks a million for your feedback 🙏🏼🌻 I am so grateful. I wish you and your mom all the best o

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You have to go to a relay drug or risk vetebral fractures

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