Where to go for information

Downloadable patient resources

Click the links below to read or download useful materials to help support you.
Prolia® (denosumab)
Patient Reminder Card
Important safety
information about Prolia®
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A Guide to
Understanding Prolia®
An overview of the condition of osteoporosis and some information on the medication that has been prescribed by your doctor.
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tips and advice
Advice on healthy nutrition,
exercise and preventing possible
trips and falls at home.
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Prolia® passport
A small Injection Passport that can fit safely into your purse or wallet, to support you in not forgetting the date of your next Prolia® injection.
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Glossary of Terms


A group of drugs, which help to slow the rate at which bone is broken down, e.g. risedronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid and alendronate

Bone mineral density (BMD)

The mineral content in a given volume bone, used as a measure of bone health and in the diagnosis of osteoporosis

Bone mineral density (BMD) tests (DXA/DEXA)

Painless and non-invasive tests to evaluate bone mineral density

Bone modelling

A process that takes place in childhood and adolescence in which bone shape and bone size is determined. During healthy growth, the amount of new bone being formed should be more than the amount of old bone being broken down

Bone remodelling

A process that occurs after peak bone mass is reached in early adulthood. Bone forming cells (osteoblasts) respond to the activity of the cells that breakdown bone (osteoclasts). When bone formation does not keep pace with bone breakdown, osteoporosis occurs


A mineral that makes up a major part of your bones and helps keep them strong


A break in a bone

Fragility fracture

A term used to describe a fracture that occurs with very little trauma or force, that is usually not great enough to cause broken bones. This indicates that the bone is weak. Also known as a low trauma fracture or an osteoporotic fracture


A disease in which the bones become thin and weak, putting patients at risk of breaking a bone. Osteoporosis usually causes no symptoms until a fracture happens


Cells that build new bone


Cells that breakdown bone


After the menopause


A dietary supplement is a vitamin or mineral taken in a non-food form (such as a pill - e.g. vitamin D or calcium)


An effect of a disease or condition that you can see or feel. Osteoporosis usually has no symptoms until a fracture happens

Vitamin D

A nutrient that enables your body to absorb calcium. It can be obtained from sunlight, food, or supplements