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Usual Adult Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis
For the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, or multiple risk factors for fracture; or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy, treatment to increase bone mass in women at high risk for fracture
receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer, and treatment to increase bone mass in men at high risk for fracture receiving androgen deprivation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer:
60 mg administered as a single subcutaneous injection in the upper arm, the upper thigh, or the abdomen once every 6 months. All patients should receive calcium 1000 mg daily and at least 400 IU vitamin D daily
Usual Adult Dose for Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
For the prevention of skeletal related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors:
120 mg as a subcutaneous injection in the upper arm, upper thigh, or abdomen every 4 weeks.
Administer calcium and vitamin D as necessary to treat or prevent hypocalcemia.
Renal Dose Adjustments
No dose adjustment is necessary in patients with renal impairment.
Liver Dose Adjustments
Data not available
People sensitive to latex should not handle the grey needle cap on the single-use prefilled syringe, which contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex). Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).
Data not available
The US FDA requires a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for denosumab. It includes a Medication Guide and communication plan. Additional information is available at www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111350.htm