Prolia® is for postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have had a fracture related to osteoporosis, or who have multiple risk factors for fracture and who cannot use another osteoporosis medicine due to lack of it working (fracture while on an oral medication to stop osteoporosis) or other osteoporosis medicines caused intolerable side effects.
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Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Affects Your Bones:
- There are cells in your body that remove old bone, and other cells that rebuild bone.
- This ongoing process is part of what keeps your bones strong.
- After menopause, bone-removing cells cause you to lose bone at a rate that is too fast.
- This can leave you with thinner, weaker bones and put you at risk for breaking a bone.
For more information on Postmenopausal Osteoporosis click here.
How Does Prolia® Work?
Prolia® helps stop the development of bone-removing cells before they can reach the bones and cause damage. Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in women after menopause who:
- are at high risk for fracture, meaning women who have had a fracture related to osteoporosis, or who have multiple risk factors for fracture
- cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well.
- Prolia® is the first and only prescription therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis that is given as a shot two times a year in your doctor’s office.
- It’s not a pill, so it doesn’t go through your stomach.
- You should take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to while you receive Prolia®.
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If you’re already taking Prolia®, it’s important to receive your dose on schedule, every 6 months, to help strengthen your bones and reduce your risk of fracture. With the Prolia® Patient Support Program, you can receive treatment reminders and helpful tips for living with postmenopausal osteoporosis
Prolia® was developed as a result of a scientific understanding of how bones stay strong.
It helps stop the development and function of bone-removing cells before they can reach and damage the bone.
It’s important to receive your dose of Prolia® on schedule, every 6 months. Join the ProliaPlus® patient support program to receive useful information, tips, and helpful reminders to keep you on schedule for your next treatment. See more here.
You should take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to while you receive Prolia®.
Prolia® can cause serious side effects: Possible serious side effects include serious allergic reactions, low blood calcium, severe jaw bone problems, unusual thigh bone fractures, serious infections, skin problems, and severe bone, joint, or muscle pain. Please see all the safety information about Prolia® here.