Xgeva Injection Information
Adults who have cancer that has spread to the bones may receive a prescription drug called Xgeva® (denosumab). This medication is specifically designed to prevent bone damage (and complications due to that damage) due to solid tumor cancers (such as breast, prostate, or lung cancer, among many others) that have spread to the bone.
Available in the form of an injection, Xgeva is usually administered by a healthcare provider once every four weeks. Possible side effects may include general weakness, fatigue, and nausea.
Because not everyone can receive Xgeva injections, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and a current list of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. People who are planning a dental procedure or those who have low blood calcium may not be able to use this medication.
(For more information on this injection, click Xgeva. This article discusses how the medicine works, other safety issues associated with it, and dosing instructions.)