Approximately half of women over 50 will have
an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. And once you’ve had a fracture, your chance of another is much higher.
You can’t feel it or see it, but up to 20%
of bone loss happens in the first
5 to 7 years after menopause.
Whether or not you’ve broken a bone, if you’re postmenopausal, many other factors can put you at high risk for fracture.
*According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Everyone has cells that remove old bone and other cells that rebuild new bone. This ongoing process is part of what keeps your bones strong.
When you have postmenopausal osteoporosis, bone-removing cells cause you to lose bone at a rate that is too fast.
The result is thinner, weaker bones that can break more easily.
If you’ve been diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, there are medications that can help strengthen and protect your bones.
There are also some lifestyle changes you can make to help keep your bones strong.
Get enough calcium and vitamin D daily
These nutrients work together to keep bones strong.
Choose different exercises that can help increase bone density.
Limit the amount
of alcohol you drink
Heavy drinking can reduce bone formation and increase your risk of falling.
The chemicals in cigarettes can harm your bone cells and make it harder for your bones to absorb calcium.
Talk to your doctor
Ask about a prescription medicine that can help strengthen and protect your bones to reduce your risk of fracture.
What are the possible side effects of Prolia®?
It is not known if the use of Prolia® over a long period of time may cause slow healing of broken bones. The most common side effects of Prolia® in women being treated for osteoporosis after menopause are back pain, pain in your arms and legs, high cholesterol, muscle pain, and bladder infection.
The most common side effects of Prolia® in men with osteoporosis are back pain, joint pain, and common cold (runny nose or sore throat).
The most common side effects of Prolia® in patients with corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis are back pain, high blood pressure, lung infection (bronchitis), and headache.
The most common side effects of Prolia® in patients receiving certain treatments for prostate or breast cancer are joint pain, back pain, pain in your arms and legs, and muscle pain. Additionally, in Prolia®-treated men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer receiving ADT, a greater incidence of cataracts was observed.
These are not all the possible side effects of Prolia®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause who are at high risk for fracture or cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well.
Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture.
Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who will be taking corticosteroid medicines (such as prednisone) for at least six months and are at high risk for fracture.
Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat bone loss in men who are at high risk for fracture receiving certain treatments for prostate cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body.
Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat bone loss in women who are at high risk for fracture receiving certain treatments for breast cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body.