PROLIA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • backache
  • low energy
  • nausea
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • high blood pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • anemia
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • bronchitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • inflammation of the bladder
  • urinary tract infection
  • skin inflammation
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • bone pain
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • dizziness
  • a skin rash
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • an infection of the ear
  • upper abdominal pain
  • back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • erysipelas, a bacterial skin infection
  • an infection
  • a bad infection
  • cancer or malignancy
  • increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve
  • low blood pressure
  • a feeling of throat tightness
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • portions of the jaw bone to die from lack of blood circulation
  • pancreatitis
  • cellulitis
  • a cholesteatoma, an abnormal, noncancerous skin growth that develops in the middle part of the ear
  • an unusual and spontaneous bone break in the upper leg
  • a tooth abscess
  • bone necrosis of external ear canal

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • shingles
  • an earwax blockage
  • ringing in the ears
  • an earache
  • itching of the ear
  • hearing loss
  • erythema or skin redness
  • hair loss
  • difficulty sleeping

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