ROMOSOZUMAB (roe moe SOZ ue mab) increases bone formation. It is used to treat osteoporosis in women.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician about the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Keep appointments for follow-up doses. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or healthcare professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, or muscle pain. This medicine may also increase your risk for jaw problems or a broken thigh bone. Tell your healthcare professional right away if you have severe pain in your jaw, bones, joints, or muscles. Tell your healthcare professional if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.
You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your healthcare professional.
Tell your dentist and dental surgeon that you are taking this medicine. You should not have major dental surgery while on this medicine. See your dentist to have a dental exam and fix any dental problems before starting this medicine. Take good care of your teeth while on this medicine. Make sure you see your dentist for regular follow-up appointments.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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