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How is Prolia® (denosumab) administered?

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Where will I have my injection?

Where in the body is the injection given?

The Prolia® (denosumab) injection is given in the thigh, abdomen or upper arm.1

Where will I get my first injection?

If you are prescribed Prolia® it is highly likely that this decision will be made by your hospital and therefore you will have your first injection in the hospital.

Where should I go to get my next injections?

Most prescribers in the UK recommend you receive your first injection in hospital and then your specialist doctor will advise you where your future injections will take place. This may be at your GP surgery by your own GP or Practice nurse or at your local pharmacy. This is to help make your treatment more convenient for you.

What do I need to do to prepare for my second injection if the location differs from the first (i.e. GP surgery)?

If your hospital recommends that future injections are given at your GP surgery, it is important to make sure that you have been booked in for your next appointment. You should be able to do this by calling your GP surgery and referring to any paperwork you were given by the hospital.
You should have a blood test before your next injection of Prolia®, so you may need to check you have also been booked in for this.
You don't need to do anything differently before your injection as Prolia® can be given at any time of the day.
References
  1. Prolia® (denosumab) Patient Information Leaflet