Prolia® is licensed for treating:
What do I need to remember?
For complete information on what you need to know before you use Prolia® please see the Considerations before starting Prolia page or the PIL.
Both calcium and vitamin D play a vital role in maintaining strong bones. Calcium supplements ensure your body has the right level of calcium for different functions in your body and vitamin D helps ensure that the calcium you take (through supplements or through your diet) is transferred into the bloodstream.
Prolia® may lower the calcium levels in your blood. If you have low blood calcium, it may get worse during treatment, so your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia®.1
You can get calcium from dairy products such as milk and cheese and you can boost your vitamin D levels through exposure to sunlight. Your doctor will prescribe supplements to increase your calcium and vitamin D.
For more information on what you can do to build healthy bones, please visit the National Osteoporosis Society website.
The amount of calcium and vitamin D you need will depend on your levels to start with, so will be specific to you. Your doctor can measure these levels through single blood tests and will then decide on the correct dose of supplements, and may advise you on maintaining or increasing your levels through lifestyle changes such as diet and exposure to sunlight.
Simply book in for an injection as soon as it is convenient for you and your doctor. The treatment effect of Prolia® does wear off if treatment is stopped, so it is important you continue to get your injection every six months. If you miss an injection you might increase your risk of a fracture.
Yes. The manufacturers of Prolia® have provided a support programme. Speak to your doctor or nurse about the reminder service that is offered.
Also, many areas in the UK have developed their own systems for supporting patients so talk to your local doctor for tips on remembering when your next injection is due.
After you have received your first Prolia® injection in the hospital, your care may be handed back to your GP surgery. Also, as it is a single under-the-skin (subcutaneous) injection given every six months, this allows any healthcare professional trained in administering injections to give you the injection e.g. your local nurse or even your local pharmacist in some areas.
For more information on what support services are available, please visit the National Osteoporosis Society website.