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Old 06-04-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Denosumab - Prolia

Is this a bisphosponate? From checking it out it seems to be yet it has some of the same side ffects such as jaw necrosis. My second 2 yrs on Forteo has ended and I'm seeing the doctor this week. I really don't medication that interferes with my teeth since I seem to always be having extensive dental work. Anybody taking this medication?

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Old 06-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Re: Denosumab - Prolia

Hi - It is not a bisphosphonate but the mechanism by which it works is similar, so the risks may also be similar. It is a monoclonal antibody, a totally new class of drugs, which initially gave me great hope, but hearing that the chances of jaw osteonecrosis are still present scared me away from the stuff. From what I've heard it is a twice yearly injection which apparently is unaccompanied by the flulike symptoms associated with the bisphosphonates. I'm amongst the legions who are thriving on strontium.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response Turtlelady. I have to look into options for treatment.

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