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What are the side effects of Prolia?

Prolia. Questions on the side affects. Not good. I plan on checking on holistic ways that will Not harm my system so not to take more meds to bring your body to a big mess. I want to live not be in pain because of meds that are to help bone health and do not.?
Tue, 6 Jun 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Prolia is a medicine used to treat osteoporosis especially, on postmenopausal women.
Since you are taking this drug I presume that you have osteoporosis. Usually, the treatment is long and the improvement is gradual and not quick. Once a year you can do the DEXA (osteodensitometry) to see the effect of drop and to stop it.

As all the drugs have side effects like dizziness, nausea, osteonecrosis (bone loss) of the jaw, etc.

I suggest you to continue the treatment and do not interrupt it. You may be at risk of fracture. Consult your orthopedist and discuss the side effects if you have any and pros and cons of it. The worst thing you can do is to stop the treatment and start holistic and not evidence proved medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Edvin Selmani
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