Prolia is an injectable drug used to treat osteoporosis in women after the menopause and bone loss in men having treatment for prostate cancer.
Last November two scary new warnings were added to Prolia’s already long list of side effects.
One reads like this: “In post-marketing experience, severe and occasionally incapacitating bone, joint and/or muscle pain has been reported.”
The second says that patients have suffered severe allergic reactions to Prolia, including some that were fatal.
Gateway to hell
For women, it all begins with a “gateway” test that all women over 65 – and even some younger – are told to take. It’s a common procedure, called the DEXA scan… and it can easily end up spelling DISASTER because it is filled with problems, errors and mistakes.
DEXA scans are reported as T-scores and Z-scores. The T-score is a comparison of a person’s bone density with that of a healthy 30-year-old of the same sex. The Z-score is a comparison of a person’s bone density with that of an average person of the same age and sex.
It’s those T-scores Big Pharma loves so much ?¦ a T-score of -2.5 or lower qualifies as osteoporosis. A T-score of -1.0 to -2.5 signifies osteopenia, meaning below-normal bone density without full osteoporosis.
If the results of your DEXA scan show a low T-score – even just a few points lower than a healthy woman in her 30s – well, then it’s time to pull out the prescription pad and get you started on those bone density drugs ?¦ drugs like Prolia and Boneva.
And these aren’t just any drugs, but ones that can cause fractures, not to mention cancer, heart inflammation, bone death, and low calcium levels that can be life-threatening… And now you can add severe and occasionally incapacitating bone, joint and/or muscle pain, and potentially fatal allergic reactions – at least in the case of Prolia.
As we’ve mentioned before, you can save yourself all the trouble (and horrible side effects) if you keep your bones strong and healthy in the first place. And there are some simple ways to do that. Ways that really work!
Regularly taking vitamin D is a very important one. Another is taking vitamin K supplements made from natto or nattokinase. Vitamin K works synergistically with D to protect bones. And adding vitamin K is especially important if you’re taking calcium.
And ditch the DEXA scam – I mean scan.
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“Questioning medicine: DXA scan overuse” Sarah Wickline Wallan, MedPage Today, medpagetoday.com
Information specific to: Prolia 60mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes when used in Osteoporosis, published online nhs.uk