Prolia treatment for osteoporosis

Posted by Veruska @veriska, Mar 7, 2017

I received the results from my bone test and they have recommended I start Prolia. I have read the side effects and I am concerned. Has anyone use this drug and if so what side effects have you experienced. Thank you

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@tikigod18

mabel343: Not sure you CAN stop. am reading from others that once you start, to stop causes a lot of problems. Facebook has a great group about osteoporosis with some good info on the different medications.

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is stopping of Prolia induces rebound fracture? Can you provide the link of the Facebook where problems on osteoporosis are discussed?

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Is stopping of Prolia induces rebound fracture of hips and spine? Kindly confirm.

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@smtamt

Are you talking about Prolia? How old are you? what is the T-score of your A P spine and hips?

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Yes, this discussion is about Prolia. I am 75 and my T-scores are: Spine: -3.4. Hips: -2.3. The spine had worsened after 12 months on Prolia while the hip shows an improvement.

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Perhaps teriparatide may possibly improve your spine's bone density.

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Had you been on any other osteoporosis therapies prior to prolia? If this is your first therapy, I think that one year is too soon too see a consistent improvement. My doctor waited 2-2/2 years to do a DEXA after putting me on prolia. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the age of 40 and it took 18 years for me to get from osteoporosis to osteopenia. I need to find the copy of my last DEXA to see what my scores were. Treating osteoporosis rarely results in a quick steFy improvement in bone density.

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@ritafarmer

Had you been on any other osteoporosis therapies prior to prolia? If this is your first therapy, I think that one year is too soon too see a consistent improvement. My doctor waited 2-2/2 years to do a DEXA after putting me on prolia. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the age of 40 and it took 18 years for me to get from osteoporosis to osteopenia. I need to find the copy of my last DEXA to see what my scores were. Treating osteoporosis rarely results in a quick steFy improvement in bone density.

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I was on Fosamax for years, and have taken Evista for 20-25 years. While Evista perhaps has not been effective in stopping bone loss, it was recommended that I continue by my oncologist, as I am a breast cancer survivor.

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@ritafarmer

Had you been on any other osteoporosis therapies prior to prolia? If this is your first therapy, I think that one year is too soon too see a consistent improvement. My doctor waited 2-2/2 years to do a DEXA after putting me on prolia. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the age of 40 and it took 18 years for me to get from osteoporosis to osteopenia. I need to find the copy of my last DEXA to see what my scores were. Treating osteoporosis rarely results in a quick steFy improvement in bone density.

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@ritafarmer How long you have been with Prolia? Did your see any noticeable improvement in bone density in your spine and hips? is prolia effective in reducing hip fracture?

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@mabel343

I was on Fosamax for years, and have taken Evista for 20-25 years. While Evista perhaps has not been effective in stopping bone loss, it was recommended that I continue by my oncologist, as I am a breast cancer survivor.

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@mabel343 Evista treatment is back dated. Have you not gone with Prolia?

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Yes, I have had three Prolia injections, the most recent this past June. I am not sure what you mean by backdated, but I have continued Evista (raloxifene) for breast cancer risk at the recommendation on my oncologist due to having had breast cancer in the past.

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@mabel343

Yes, I have had three Prolia injections, the most recent this past June. I am not sure what you mean by backdated, but I have continued Evista (raloxifene) for breast cancer risk at the recommendation on my oncologist due to having had breast cancer in the past.

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@mabel343 How old are you? Have you done BMD Test? How is your T-score now for your AP spine and hips? Have you gained some bone mass in your hips?

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I am 75. I have had regular BMD tests for a number of years. Between May 2017 and May 2018, I gained in my hips but lost in the spine. T-scores are: Spine: -3.4. Hips: -2.3.

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@smtamt

is stopping of Prolia induces rebound fracture? Can you provide the link of the Facebook where problems on osteoporosis are discussed?

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smtamt: I am too new a member to be allowed to post a link. I tried, but no go. If you go to Facebook and search osteoporosis you will see all the different groups listed. You can choose one or all to join. I joined them all wanting to be as prepared and informed as possible! They are "closed" groups, so in theory your posts are not public.

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