For women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture
Bone building and anabolic medication
Let's talk about medications like TYMLOS. Many osteoporosis treatments are antiresorptives, which means they slow down bone loss. But TYMLOS is an anabolic medication. This kind of medication is designed to help boost the natural process that builds new bone.
What is an anabolic medication?
How bone building works
Throughout our lives, our bones go through a remodeling process in which old bone is broken down and new, healthy bone is formed. After menopause, declining estrogen levels can cause women to lose bone faster than new bone is built.
Osteoclasts break down and remove old bone (resorption).
Osteoblasts form new bone to replace the bone lost through resorption.