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

@tikigod18

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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At least give the website.

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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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in reply to @mabel343 Generally Evista is not given to normal patients because it increases the risk of blood clot in the lung and legs and also induces stroke and deep vein thrombosis. Did your bone density in spine and hips improve after giving three prolia injections? Is it true that stopping prolia induces rebound fracture?

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@bonnieh218

@smtamt sorry I don’t know the numbers/details

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Did you ask your mother's doctor that prolia induces rebound fracture and one will be addicted to it.

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@smtamt

in reply to @mabel343 Generally Evista is not given to normal patients because it increases the risk of blood clot in the lung and legs and also induces stroke and deep vein thrombosis. Did your bone density in spine and hips improve after giving three prolia injections? Is it true that stopping prolia induces rebound fracture?

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rebound fractures oh so true!!!

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@barblonghofer

rebound fractures oh so true!!!

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you have to ask your doctor for this.

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Please see some of my posts. @veriska can you help with that? It is my understanding that most posts I have read don't guarantee new bone growth. If it does, it is only while you are taking Prolia. BUT you cannot be on it long term. Then you have to switch to something like Boniva, etc. (which I cannot take because it makes my kidney disease worse. So in my estimation, Prolia only buys you some time. If you stop it, some people have noticed a rebound in the disease.

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@suemer

Please see some of my posts. @veriska can you help with that? It is my understanding that most posts I have read don't guarantee new bone growth. If it does, it is only while you are taking Prolia. BUT you cannot be on it long term. Then you have to switch to something like Boniva, etc. (which I cannot take because it makes my kidney disease worse. So in my estimation, Prolia only buys you some time. If you stop it, some people have noticed a rebound in the disease.

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I have not been told that there is a time limit for being on Prolia. I think that you can be on it indefinitely. The only drug I have seen with a time limit is Fortea (2 years). There is continual research going on in this area, and there will probably be new drugs coming along.

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@ritafarmer

I have not been told that there is a time limit for being on Prolia. I think that you can be on it indefinitely. The only drug I have seen with a time limit is Fortea (2 years). There is continual research going on in this area, and there will probably be new drugs coming along.

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Hope that the new drug will magically improve the bone density of not just the spine but also the hips.

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@smtamt

Hope that the new drug will magically improve the bone density of not just the spine but also the hips.

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So far as I know, all of the drugs increase bone density in the spine faster than the hip, but the spine is also important. Compression fractures of the spine are very painful and can put a person in a wheel chair. Any increase on none density of the hip is protective against hip fractures, but as you get older, it's important to work on your balance and do whatever you can to prevent falls, even if it means using a cane or walker.

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@ritafarmer

So far as I know, all of the drugs increase bone density in the spine faster than the hip, but the spine is also important. Compression fractures of the spine are very painful and can put a person in a wheel chair. Any increase on none density of the hip is protective against hip fractures, but as you get older, it's important to work on your balance and do whatever you can to prevent falls, even if it means using a cane or walker.

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Hip fracture also makes one bed-ridden and ultimately bed-sores which is very painful in old age. So can you tell me one drug which increases bone density in the hips (i.e., femur neck left and femur neck right)?

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Tjis is a question that you need to ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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@smtamt

At least give the website.

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the website IS Facebook. Facebook.com. You go to the upper left where they have a search space. Search the word osteoporosis. There will be about 4-5 groups. You DO I think need to "join" Facebook, but there is not charge.

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@smtamt

@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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I just got the copy of my none density. I have been on Prolia for 3-1/2 years. For the spine, my T-score increased from -2.8 to -2.3. The femoral neck and total femur did not change. I am now 59. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the age of 41. At that time, my spine was -3.7, my femoral neck was -2.6, and my mean femur was -2.5. It has taken 17 years for me to see this type of increase. I have been on Fosomax, Forteo, Reclast, and Prolia. I saw the greatest increase during the two years that I was on Forteo. The problem with it for people on Medicare is that it's going to be covered on the prescription drug plan, and it's expensive. I don't know if the manufacturer has made any special deal for Medicare recipients. @smtant

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there are alot of posts with different information and we know Prolia is different for every person. I have posted here on the same issue. I have been working out for over 1 1/2 years. At the one year mark, I had my bone density done. It is a -2.5. My workouts have halted the progression of osteoporosis in my spine! No, it will not rebuild bone but no one can tell me how sturdy that rebuilt bone is. Some people have rebound fractures. I will take my chances with exercise, adding vitamin K2, magnesium to my diet.

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how many years do you take prolia i have been taking it for four years have a lot of balance and knee and foot problems

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