Currently, there are no other generics or alternative formulations of strontium available on the PBS. However, in recent years, the number of different osteoporosis medicines available in Australia has increased and many of these are now listed on the PBS to treat different groups of people with severe osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis medicines play an important role in treating osteoporosis and preventing osteoporosis-related fractures. It is important to work with your doctor to understand the different types of medicines available and choose the one that is best for you. The types of medicines available on the PBS to treat osteoporosis include:
- bisphosphonates (alendronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid)
If you and your doctor decide to continue with strontium, the cost is expected to be approximately $60 per month, depending on the individual pharmacy.