After the failures with Boniva, Fosamax, and the other bisphosphonate drugs, we now have Prolia being promoted as a bone density drug. So I am asked, “Does Prolia produce healthy bones?” In reading the information available about the drug, we find that the FDA has pronounced, “Prolia works to decrease the destruction of bone and increase bone mass and strength.”
If you are worried about osteopenia or osteoporosis, you may find comfort in the above statement by the FDA.But if you study it carefully, you realize that it is the same old promise that was made about the bisphosphonates, and Prolia has the same effect on your bones.
- “Decreases the destruction of bone…”
- “Increases bone mass and strength …”
What does the FDA mean by those statements?
Of course you don’t want your bones destroyed.But what they really mean is that the drug interferes with the normal bone remodeling process in which old bone tissue is continually being resorbed and replaced by new bone tissue.
So the old bone tissue remains in your bones.Of course that makes more bone mass, but the bone is not strengthened by keeping that old tissue.Rather it becomes more brittle!So, does Prolia Produce Healthy Bones?Obviously not!
In a press release about the drug Prolia, the FDA stated that, “Prolia causes significant suppression of bone turnover and this suppression may contribute to the occurrence of osteonecrosis of the jaw, a severe bone disease that affects the jaw, atypical fractures, and delayed fracture healing.”Necrosis actually means death – so it is death of the jawbone.
Can you imagine having your jawbone replaced?One of my friends had hers replaced last January and is just beginning to eat.She could only have intravenous feedings for quite a while and then only liquids.It was a painful ordeal.What difference does it make if not everyone suffers that consequence?Just one person is enough.They also mention other “more common side effects” to be…
Pain in back, arms and legs…
- Muscle and bone pain …
- High cholesterol …
- Bladder infection. …
Serious complications are rare but have included infections that required hospitalization, low blood calcium, and skin reactions including cellulitis, rashes and eczema.
It boggles my mind trying to understand why the FDA approved these drugs and then how anyone with a conscience could promote them.
I urge you to read the fine print to see what the side effects of a drug are before you put it into your body, because it is YOUR BODY and you are affected not the drug maker if you experience those dangerous side effects.
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