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DENOSUMAB 4 WEEK (120 MG) - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Xgeva
USES: Denosumab is used to treat bone problems that may occur with cancer that has spread to the bones or to treat high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) that may occur with cancer. It may also be used by adults (and teenagers who have reached their final adult height) to treat a certain disease called giant cell tumor of the bone, if they cannot use surgery to treat the disease. This medication should not be used in people with multiple myeloma.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection under your skin in the upper arm, upper thigh, or abdomen by a healthcare professional as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 weeks. If you are using this medication to treat giant cell tumor of the bone or high blood calcium levels, your doctor may also direct you to receive additional doses once a week during weeks 2 and 3 of the first month of treatment.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to receive it every 4 weeks. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
You may also be instructed to take calcium and vitamin D supplements. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
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