It is six months since Prolia was introduced and it is still being hailed as the new answer for osteoporosis patients who had difficulties using the bisphosphonates (such as fosamax, boniva, actonel and alendronate).
So, why NOT Prolia for osteoporosis?
Both Prolia and the bisphosphonates work by preventing bone resorption. Resorption means that the old bone tissue is absorbed (or cleaned out of your bones) so that new bone tissue can replace it as our Creator designed it to happen.
This old tissue that remains gives your bones the false appearance of being strong. However, in reality, your bones are actually more brittle and sudden fractures of the femur and slow healing of broken bones have been the result of long term use of the bisphosphonates.
As prolia has the same effect on the bone it seems certain that it will cause the same problems in the long term as the bisphosphonates, plus a multitude of serious side effects in the meantime, such as…
- Low calcium levels in your blood…
- Serious infections…
- Serious skin problems…
- Severe Jaw problems…
Let’s take a closer look at each of these.
If you already have low blood calcium levels, your levels may get worse. Symptoms of low blood calcium levels include spasms, twitches
or cramps in your muscles, numbness or tingling in your fingers, toes or around your mouth. If you experience any of these symptoms you should notify your doctor right away.
Serious infections may also result from Prolia’s effect of weakening
your immune system. These infections may be in your skin, abdomen, bladder or ear with increased risk of inflammation spreading to the inner lining of your heart.
Your doctor should be notified immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of infection:
Fever or chills
Skin that is red, swollen, hot, or tender to touch
Severe abdominal pain
Frequent or urgent need to urinate or burning feeling when you urinate
You may need to go to the hospital to receive treatment for any infection.
As for serious skin problems, you may develop a rash, redness, itching, blisters that ooze or become crusty or even eczema while taking prolia. You are urged to call your doctor if you have any of those symptoms, and they do not go away or even get worse.
Severe jaw bone problems such as osteonecrosis or death of the jaw bone. Some doctors are requiring their patients to have a thorough
dental check-up before beginning prolia treatments.
In case you haven’t listened to the list of side effects that are given as warnings when prolia is recommended on TV, some of the most common ones are …
- Back pain
- Pain in your arms and legs
- High cholesterol
- Muscle pain
- Bladder infection
Please consider these consequences before agreeing to take this drug.