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This website is intended for patients who have been prescribed Evenity®▼ (romosozumab) and have signed up to the support programme.
Information placed on this digital platform is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your doctor.

Welcome

Welcome to My Bones & Me, where you can find information about living with osteoporosis and your treatment.

Always consult your doctor about any questions you may have about your treatment.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet contained in your medication carton before
taking Evenity.

follow on treatment

Evenity dosing is 2 injections, administered one immediately after the other, once a month for 12 months. Discuss with your doctor the need to switch to another osteoporosis treatment after the end of your treatment with Evenity.

Learn about Osteoporosis

Why do I take Evenity for 12 months?

Evenity dosing is 2 injections, once a month for 12 months. Discuss with your doctor the need to switch to a follow-on osteoporosis treatment after the end of your treatment with Evenity.

> Why is it important to take the full course of everything?

How does Evenity affect my bones?

Evenity helps form new bone and slows down the loss of existing bone, therefore resulting in strengthening of bones and lowering the risk of fracture.

> How Evenity works

Pain Management

There are ways to help relieve pain and discomfort following a fracture.

Take a look at different methods of self-help you might benefit from.

> Self-help

How much calcium should I aim to get daily?

You may have heard that you can benefit from a calcium-rich diet to increase your bone strength. Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood while you take Evenity.

Which foods are best for getting your daily calcium?

> Calcium-rich foods

Which foods should I eat?

Perhaps there are foods you don't  like or can't eat. Don't worry, calcium and
vitamin D can be found in a wide variety of foods.

> Vegan, vegetarian, and non-dairy calcium sources

Why does every dose count?

It's important to receive every monthly dose of Evenity for 12 months.

> How Evenity works

You are what you eat

The right diet is important when you have osteoporosis, and you should aim for a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.

Learn more about which foods contain calcium and vitamin D.

> Feed your bones

Exercising after fracture

Did you know you can start with some exercises to build strength by lying down?

Discover what you can do while on your bed, or on the floor.

> Lying down

Your eyesight might put you at risk of falls

Poor vision can affect your ability to prevent falls. We have some tips on how eye tests could help avoid a trip to the doctor.

> Keeping an eye out

Who needs vitamin D?

Vitamin D is vital because it helps with calcium absorption.

There are different ways to get vitamin D — from exposure to sunlight, supplements and your diet.

> Vitamin D-rich foods

Living with osteoporosis

Lack of rest, or sleep disturbance, may prevent your fractured bone from repairing itself effectively.

Get tips on achieving a good night's sleep.

> Sleep environment

Weight-bearing exercises

If you have already built up your exercise routine with strength and low impact exercises, now could be the time to try weight-bearing ones.

Be sure to speak to your healthcare professional first before starting any new exercise or activity.

> Holding your own- how weight-bearing exercises can help

How is this treatment helping my bones?

Evenity contains romosozumab, a medicine that helps build strong bones, and reduces the risk of breaking bones.

> How Evenity works

What is kyphosis?

Kyphosis is curvature of the spine associated with loss of height that may happen due to fractures in the spine. It is more common than you might think.

> What is kyphosis?

Staying the course

Congratulations on reaching Month 8 of your Evenity treatment.

We explain why you need to complete the full 12 months of treatment.

> Why is it important to take the full course of Evenity?

Living with osteoporosis

There are plenty of things you can do as you go about your daily life to help avoid the risk of another fracture.

For advice, take a look at these ideas.

> Preventing falls and bumps

Travelling and what to do

You are two doses away from the full treatment course of Evenity.

When you are travelling you can still exercise. How about low-impact aerobics in the pool, dancing, or walking around the sites of the country you are in?

> Supporting your weight to help your bones

Out and about

There are many healthy snacks that you can eat when you're on the go. Learn what you can pop into your bag for the next time you are out and about.

> Healthy food when you're out and about

How do we know whether Evenity is having an impact?

By binding and preventing the activity of sclerostin, Evenity:

  • Helps to form new bone
  • Slows down the loss of existing bone

This makes the bones, stronger, and lowers the risk of fractures.

> How Evenity works

Measuring bone strength

You are three doses away from the full treatment course of Evenity.

You may want to discuss your progress to date with your doctor and what follow-on osteoporosis treatment is right for you to extend the benefits of Evenity.
Discuss with your doctor the need to switch to another osteoporosis treatment after the end of your treatment with Evenity.

> What should I know about measuring bone strength (Bone Mineral Density)?

Weight-bearing and aerobic exercises

Your bone strength can benefit from weight-bearing exercises. It's good to build aerobic exercises into your routine too.

> Holding your own – how weight-bearing exercises can help

Quitting smoking

You are aware of the many health risks of smoking. But did you know it can harm bone health too? If you are a smoker, now would be a good time to stop.

> Find out more

What you should know about Evenity

You have been prescribed Evenity medication because you are at an increased risk for fractures due to your severe osteoporosis.

Following the treatment schedule will help you to increase the strength of your bones, making you more resistant to future fractures.

> Understanding your treatment

Where medication is injected

Injection sites include the upper arms, stomach area (except for a 5cm area around the belly button) or thighs. Just remember not to inject in the exact same place used for the first injection. Don't forget: 1 dose = 2 injections (administered one immediately after the other).

Allow the medication to come to room temperature (for at least 30 minutes after removing from the refrigerator). This will help make the injection more comfortable.

> Instructions for use

What happens to your bones when you have osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a long-term bone disease that occurs when your body loses too much bone, makes too little bone or both. With osteoporosis, your bones become brittle and more likely to break, which led to your fracture.

> Learn more

What is a fragility fracture?

Fractures due to osteoporosis happen after a minor trauma that would not normally result in a fracture. These are called fragility fractures.

Read all about fragility fractures, how they happen and their relation to osteoporosis.

> Find out more

What is BMD?

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is often discussed in relation to osteoporosis as a way to measure the strength of your bones.

> What should I know about measuring bone strength?

Living with osteoporosis

When you have osteoporosis, you are at risk of another fracture, so it's important to make some changes that can help prevent falls or bumping into things. You can make simple changes to your home, and complete health checks, such as an eyesight examination. 

> Preventing bumps and falls

Everything in moderation

How is drinking related to risk of fractures? If you enjoy a drink, discover the answer and the recommended amount of alcohol per week.

> Find out more

What is next

You are about to enter the final month of your treatment with Evenity and will receive your 12th dose soon. After the end of your treatment with Evenity, discuss the need to switch to a follow-on osteoporosis treatment with your doctor in order to extend the benefit achieved with Evenity beyond 12 months.

> What happens after the 12th dose?

Treatment complete - you are nearly there!

Congratulations on completing your 12 months of treatment.

Remember to discuss the need to switch to a follow-on osteoporosis treatment with your doctor in order to extend the benefit achieved with Evenity beyond 12 months.

> What happens after the 12th dose?