Denosumab injection is used to treat osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) in women who have an increased risk for fractures after menopause, as well as osteoporosis in men. It is given when other medicines cannot be used or after other medicines didn’t work well.
It is also used to treat osteoporosis in patients using steroid medicines for at least six months. Denosumab injection is also used to treat bone loss in men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer who are at high risk for fracture receiving treatment for their cancer that hasn’t spread throughout the body.
It is used to stop bone problems in patients with multiple myeloma and bone metastases (cancer that has spread) from tumors. Denosumab is also used to treat giant cell tumor of the bone that can’t be removed by surgery.
This medicine is also used to treat hypercalcemia of malignancy that has been treated with bisphosphonates but didn’t work well. This medicine must be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
The product is available in the following dosing forms: