prolia, the brand name form of denosumab,is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause who cannot take otherosteoporosis medications. it is also used in people who have tried other steoporosismedications without success, and in people who have bone loss caused by cancer treatments.â proliabelongs to a group of drugs called rank ligand inhibitors. these work by slowing productionand activity of osteoclasts, which are bone cells that cause bone breakdown. prolia comesin an injectable form to be given just under the skin by a healthcare provider. patientsreceiving prolia should also take calcium and vitamin d supplements every day. commonside effects of prolia include back pain, muscle pain, and pain in the arms and legs.for more information on this medication and
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