Denosumab

Other Names

Xgeva®, Prolia® (There may be other names for this medication.)

How is it Administered?

Denosumab is given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous or SQ).

Why am I Taking Denosumab?

This medication is used to reduce fractures caused by cancer that has spread to the bones. It is also used to treat osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and break easily.

How Does it Work?

Denosumab is a RANK ligand inhibitor. It decreases the breakdown of bone tissue and increases bone strength and thickness (density).

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