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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.
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.