Patients should discuss these risks and ways to reduce them with their doctor before beginning treatment with Prolia.
A new drug does not mean it is better. Frankly, I hold back for a very long time because until the drug is out in the population for years, it is unknown what side effects will emerge. A good example is the bisphosphonate medications causing fractures after extended use.
A medical doctor once told me a saying among his colleagues:
After 3 years offer a new drug to patients
After 5 years your friends
After 7 years your family
Many side effects are not seen for years after a drug is released, and in some cases it takes much longer than 7 years. It takes time to sort out studies that often are at odds with each other.
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