Drug Class: Biologics (Other)
 Brand Names:  Prolia


60 mg given by injection every 6 months.

Potential Side Effects

Back pain; bladder infection; high cholesterol; muscle pain; pain in arms and legs.

Special Instructions

Take at least 1,000 mg calcium and 400 IU vitamin D daily.

Injection should be given by a health care provider.

Be Aware

Tell your doctor if you cannot take daily calcium and vitamin D, have had parathyroid or thyroid surgery, plan to have dental surgery or have low blood calcium, kidney disease or trouble absorbing minerals.

LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2015

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