Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Find reliable independent health and treatment information about osteoporosis written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals.

About osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak and fragile, increasing the chances of fractures. The condition affects over 1 million Australian men and women.

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For health professionals  

Fewer than 20% of patients presenting with minimal trauma fractures are investigated or treated for osteoporosis. Of those taking osteoporosis medicines, about 40% have poor adherence that reduces clinical benefit.

Find out which patients have a high risk of minimal trauma fractures and how to target investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in these patients.

This hub provides information and resources to support effective management of osteoporosis.

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16 Feb 2017 We surveyed Australian general practitioners about their management of osteporosis after participating in an NPS educational visit on this topic. Read the results of the survey here.
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09 Feb 2017 Alendronate AN Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Alendronate AN Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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(Medicine)
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(Medicine)
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(Medicine)
02 Nov 2016 Actonel EC Combi Combination pack is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient risedronate sodium / calcium. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Actonel EC Combi Combination pack by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
02 Nov 2016 Osteovan Solution for infusion is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Osteovan Solution for infusion by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
02 Nov 2016 Actonel EC Combi D Combination pack is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient risedronate sodium / calcium - cholecalciferol. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Actonel EC Combi D Combination pack by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
02 Nov 2016 Actonel EC 35 mg Once-a-Week Tablets is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient risedronate sodium. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Actonel EC 35 mg Once-a-Week Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.