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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(Media release)
08 Aug 2016 As of 1 August 2016, the osteoporosis medicine strontium is no longer available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
(Consumer publication)
22 Jul 2016 Strontium ranelate (Protos), a prescription medicine used to treat severe osteoporosis, will be deleted from the PBS from 1 August 2016. Find out more.
(Tool / resource)
19 Jul 2016 Osteoporosis medicines can prevent fractures. Find tables on safety considerations and criteria for initiating PBS-listed osteoporosis medicines and DXA scanning here.
For health professionals (Condition)
19 Jul 2016 Osteoporosis treatment can prevent fractures. Find a decision pathway for selecting PBS-listed osteoporosis medicines (bisphosphonates, denosumab and raloxifene) here.
(Medicine)
06 Jun 2016 Find out about Atelvia Once-a-Month Tablets. Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
06 Jun 2016 Sical Capsules is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient calcitriol. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Sical Capsules by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
06 Jun 2016 APO-Calcitriol Capsules is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APO-Calcitriol Capsules by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
06 Jun 2016 APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 mcg Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 mcg Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
06 Jun 2016 APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 mcg Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 mcg Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Media release)
01 Jun 2016 After more than 40 years in print, the June 2016 issue of Australian Prescriber is the journal’s final print edition. The journal will now be moving solely online