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Could I be allergic to denosumab?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Some people are allergic to denosumab, a medicine used to treat thinning and weakening bones (known as osteoporosis) in women who have gone through menopause (the “change of life”) and who have a high risk of getting broken bones.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are allergic to latex. If you are allergic to latex, you should not touch the needle cap on the denosumab prefilled syringe. The needle cap is made of a latex-like material. Also, tell your doctor if you are allergic to latex before she starts taking denosumab.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • rash 
  • hives 
  • itching 
  • trouble breathing

Call 911 for allergic reactions is expired.

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