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Why did my doctor say not to be around sick people while I’m on denosumab?

Denosumab may cause your white blood cell count to fall, making you more susceptible to infections. So you should avoid being around people who are sick with colds or infections. Call your doctor right away if you get a fever, chills, sore throat, signs of a skin infection (rash, red, painful skin) or signs of a urinary tract infection (burning or pain when you urinate).

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