What is Prolia?

Prolia is a medication that is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and men who are at high risk for fractures. 

This medication works by inhibiting the activity of a protein called RANK ligand (RANKL), which is responsible for breaking down bone tissue. By blocking RANKL, Prolia helps to preserve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.

Post-menopause osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become fragile and more likely to break. In women, bone loss increases after menopause when estrogen levels drop. In the 5-7 years after menopause, a woman can lose up to 20% of their bone mass putting her at risk for fracture. 

Everyone has cells that remove bone in your body and other cells that rebuild bone. This ongoing process is what helps keep your bones strong. With post-menopause osteoporosis, bone-removing cells call osteoclasts cause you to lose bone at a rate that is too fast.  

Prolia targets RANKL, a protein essential for the creation of osteoclasts. 

Prolia binds to RANKL which inhibits osteoclasts and decreases their formation, function, and survival, decreasing bone resorption. By preventing the development of bone-removing cells, Prolia can prevent further bone damage.  

What does Prolia Treat?

  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Men who are at high risk for bone fractures

Side Effects

  • Back pain
  • Pain in extremities
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Cystitis

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Infusion Duration

30 minutes

Infusion Cycle

6 months

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Prolia infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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