Regardless of your age, weight, or existing medical conditions, the Xgeva dosage is the same for everyone. This medication comes as an injection that is administered by your healthcare provider once every four weeks. It is injected just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or upper thigh. You may also need to take calcium and vitamin D while using this medicine.
An Introduction to Dosing With XgevaThere is only one recommended dose of Xgeva® (denosumab), regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Xgeva Dosage?The recommended dose of Xgeva is 120 mg (1.7 mL) injected once every four weeks just under the skin in the abdomen (lower stomach area), upper arm, or upper thigh.
Your healthcare provider will let you know if you need to take calcium and vitamin D (and how much of each) to prevent low blood calcium, a possible Xgeva side effect.
General Information on Using XgevaSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Xgeva include the following:
- The medication comes in an injectable form. It is injected once every four weeks just under the skin (subcutaneously) in the lower abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or upper thigh.
- In most cases, your healthcare provider will administer each dosage; the product is not specifically designed for at-home use.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dose or Xgeva dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.