- 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
How Prolia® Works
It's time women everywhere learned about Prolia® (denosumab).
In the 1990s, scientists reported a discovery that led to a better understanding of how bones work to stay strong. This understanding led to the development of Prolia®. To understand how Prolia® works, it's helpful to know a little about how 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.
Prolia® helps stop the development of bone-removing cells before they can reach the bones and cause damage.
Ask your doctor about your bone strength and if Prolia® is right for you.
How do I take Prolia®?
You will receive an injection just under the skin (subcutaneous) two times a year. Your doctor may give you Prolia® in your upper arm, your upper thigh, or your abdomen (stomach area).
You should take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to while you receive Prolia®.
It’s important to receive your dose of Prolia® on schedule, every 6 months. Join the Prolia® Patient Support Program to receive helpful information and reminders to keep you on schedule for your next treatment.