Which medications in the drug class Monoclonal Antibodies, Endocrine are used in the treatment of Hypercalcemia?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Monoclonal Antibodies, Endocrine

Binds RANKL and thereby prevents osteoclast formation resulting in decreased bone resorption and decreased calcium release from bone.

Denosumab (Xgeva)

Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that specifically targets RANKL. It binds to RANKL, a transmembrane or soluble protein essential for the formation, function, and survival of osteoclasts, the cells responsible for bone resorption, thereby modulating calcium release from bone. It is indicated for hypercalcemia of malignancy refractory to bisphosphonate therapy.


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