Romosozumab-aqqg injection may cause serious or life-threatening heart problems such as a heart attack or stroke. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a heart attack or stroke, especially if it has happened within the past year. If you experience any of the following symptoms during your treatment, call your doctor immediately: chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, feeling light-headed, dizziness, headache, numbness or weakness in face, arm, or legs, difficulty talking, vision changes, or a loss of balance.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain tests to check your body's response to romosozumab-aqqg injection.
Your doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer's patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment with romosozumab-aqqg injection and each time you refill your prescription. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You can also visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website ( Web Site) or the manufacturer's website to obtain the Medication Guide.
Romosozumab-aqqg injection is used to treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in postmenopausal women (women who have experienced a change of life; end of menstrual periods) who have a high risk of a fracture or when other osteoporosis treatments did not help or could not be tolerated. Romosozumab-aqqg injection is in a class of medications called monoclonal antibodies. It works by increasing bone formation and decreasing bone breakdown.
Romosozumab-aqqg injection comes as a solution to be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) into in your stomach area, upper arm, or thigh. It is usually injected once a month by a healthcare provider for 12 doses.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before receiving romosozumab-aqqg injection,
While you are receiving romosozumab-aqqg injection, it is important that you get enough calcium and vitamin D. Your doctor may prescribe supplements if your dietary intake is not enough.
If you miss an appointment to receive a dose, make another appointment as soon as possible. Your next dose of romosozumab-aqqg injection should be scheduled one month from the date of the last injection.
Romosozumab-aqqg injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
Romosozumab-aqqg injection may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while receiving this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( Web Site ) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at Web Site. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about romosozumab-aqqg injection.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
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Selected Revisions: May 15, 2019.