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Advise patients to contact a healthcare professional for any of the following:
- Symptoms of hypocalcemia, including paresthesias or muscle stiffness, twitching, spasms, or cramps [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
- Symptoms of ONJ, including pain, numbness, swelling of or drainage from the jaw, mouth, or teeth [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
- Persistent pain or slow healing of the mouth or jaw after dental surgery [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Pregnancy or nursing [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use in Specific Populations]
Advise patients of the need for:
- Proper oral hygiene and routine dental care
- Informing their dentist that they are receiving Xgeva
- Avoiding invasive dental procedures during treatment with Xgeva
Advise patients that denosumab is also marketed as Prolia®. Patients should inform their healthcare provider if they are taking Prolia.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/4/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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