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Ask the doctor: Why would I need Prolia?

Ask the doctor Q. Iím in my 70s. Over the past 20 years Iíve broken several bones, including a hip. Iíve taken alendronate but continue to lose bone density. My doctor wants to give me Prolia . What is it? A. Prolia is a brand name of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to receptors on osteoclasts (cells that break down bone in the rebuilding process) to keep them…

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