for postmenopausal women

Osteoporosis is a silent disease, often displaying no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs, leaving the majority of patients undiagnosed and untreated. Often, younger women (in their 50s and 60s) mistakenly categorize postmenopausal osteoporosis as an "inevitable part of aging" — but that’s not true.

Osteoporosis by the Numbers
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Osteoporosis affects nearly


women in the US over the age of 50.

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The majority of osteoporosis-related fractures in the US among those 50 and older

− 71% −

occur in women.

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over the age of 50 will have a fragility fracture (or low-impact fracture that is often the result of a fall from standing height or lower) in her remaining lifetime.

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Osteoporosis-related fractures cause more women 55 and older to be hospitalized each year in the US than


fractures and why they matter

The disconnect between osteoporosis and related fractures is an escalating and often overlooked health crisis.

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Nonvertebral fractures (those occurring in the hip, wrist, leg, upper arm/shoulder, and other areas) represent 73% of all fractures in women 50 and older.

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Once you’ve experienced a first osteoporotic fracture, your risk of another fracture is 5 times higher, especially in the first year.

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Postmenopausal women − especially younger ones in their 50s − need to make the connection that seemingly insignificant fragility fractures could be a warning sign for disease progression.

A fracture in a postmenopausal woman may be a warning sign for osteoporosis. If you’re a postmenopausal woman and you’ve recently suffered a fracture or broken a bone, talk to your doctor about your bone health, osteoporosis fracture risk, appropriate testing, and possible treatment options.

There is an option that has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.

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What is the most important information I should know about TYMLOS® (abaloparatide) injection?

TYMLOS may cause serious side effects including:

Before you take TYMLOS, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are the possible side effects of TYMLOS?

TYMLOS can cause serious side effects including:

The most common side effects of TYMLOS include:

These are not all the possible side effects of TYMLOS. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is TYMLOS?

TYMLOS is a prescription medicine used to:

It is not known if TYMLOS is safe and effective for children 18 years and younger.

It is not recommended that people use TYMLOS for more than 2 years during their lifetime.

TYMLOS should not be used in children and young adults whose bones are still growing.