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lynnecarr
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Re: Denosumab

Hi Michelle I have fenosumab injections every 4 weeks as well as fulvestrant injections in my buttocks at 5he same time 

micky140
Member

Re: Denosumab

I have an infusion every 3 months, takes about half an hour in all - 15 minutes for the infusion and then a short wait before leaving.  Take all the advice about drinking water and taking paracetamol thé day before and day after.  I didn’t know and was really really ill for 3 days following the first one but have been OK since. 

Liz0418
Member

Re: Denosumab

Sorry typo I meant newer I have edited post should check before I post 😀. Yeah the denosumab is more expensive so didn't get a choice the infusion takes much longer plus have to get cannula in for it plus cannula for scan last scan it took 4 attempts to get cannula in x Liz thanks I'm 3 + years in and stable secondaries so it's worth it. Wishing you positive vibes for ongoing treatment  xx

Loulou1007
Member

Re: Denosumab

HI Liz

May I ask what you mean when you say 'Denosumab is a never drug'? I feel if you prefer denosumab you should have the choice to return to having this. I hope you are coping okay with the IV and wish you well.

I have denosumab every 4 weeks as an injection into my upper arm, only just started my treatment on 1.7.21 my next denosumab is 29.7.21 and monthly thereafter.

Louise x

Liz0418
Member

Re: Denosumab

The denosumab is given sub cutaneous into upper arm or tummy.  I had it monthly previously but changed to zometa infusion which is given iv  by infusion over about 30 mins every 3 months. The reason I was changed is because denosumab is a newer drug and costs a lot more . I preferred the denosumab because it is a quick injection but didn't get the choice. Hope you are coping with your treatment plan . Love and hugs Liz x

Gillyflower
Community Champion

Re: Denosumab

Hi Michy,

My Denosumab is also given as an injection, I hardly feel it and it takes 5 minutes.  I have one injection every 4 weeks.  Some people have it given once every 3 months but its usually whatever your Oncologist thinks is best for you (though you can ask for a different regime if you don't like the one you're given, eg. swapping from monthly to 3 monthly).

 

Daisy1257
Member

Re: Denosumab

Hi there I have Denosaumaub every 4 weeks. I have it when I collect my next batch of tablets. It takes about 5 mins to inject into the tummy.

Thanks

Daisy 

Michy1
Member

Denosumab

Hi,

Does the Denosumab bone strengthening infusion take only one day every 3 months. So only one visit to the hospital for the infusion every 3 months. Does it take all day? My employer wants to know about future treatment.

Michelle 

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