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Denosumab

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anti-RANKL Monoclonal Antibody Xgeva®, Prolia® Adult, Cancer-related

Denosumab - What is it for

Denosumab is a medication given to reduce bone breakdown, thus lowering the risk of broken bones or cancer-related bone pain.

It is available in two brands, with different uses. Do not use the two brands interchangeably unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.

Xgeva® is used to treat giant cell tumor of bone or  conditions where cancer has spread to the bone.

Prolia® is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

  • Updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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