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Composition for FORTEO

Teriparatide(750 mcg/3ml)

food interaction for FORTEO

alcohol interaction for FORTEO

pregnancy interaction for FORTEO

lactation interaction for FORTEO

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Forteo 750mcg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Forteo 750mcg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Teriparatide(750 mcg/3ml)


Forteo 750mcg injection is used in the treatment of osteoporosis (thin and weak bones which break easily) in men and postmenopausal women who are at a high risk of fractures, may be on corticosteroid therapy, and who cannot take or do not respond to other medications for osteoporosis.

How it works

Forteo 750mcg injection is a synthetic form of the human parathyroid hormone. It helps the body to build up new bone as well as helps to increase the thickness and density of the existing bones.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Back pain, Chest pain, Central nervous system depression, Constipation, Dizziness, Fainting, Shortness of breath, Heartburn, Injection site bleeding, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Muscle weakness, Weakness


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Expert advice for FORTEO

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney problems or kidney stones; continuous nausea, constipation, lack of energy or muscle weakness as this might be a sign of excess calcium in your body.
  • Inform your doctor if you get pregnant while on therapy with teriparatide. Use appropriate method of contraception while taking this therapy.
  • It is advisable to eat food which is rich in vitamin D and calcium while on therapy with teriparatide. If dietary intake is inadequate, patients should receive calcium and vitamin D supplements.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as teriparatide may cause dizziness.
  • Teriparatide is not recommended in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age) or in or young adults with open epiphyses (epiphysis is the end of a long bone).
  • Teriparatide should not be used for more than 2 years during the lifetime.

Frequently asked questions for FORTEO


Q. Is teriparatide a steroid?
Teriparatide is not a steroid.
Q. What is teriparatide forteo/ teriparatide acetate?
Teriparatide forteo is the used for osteoporosis. Teriparatide acetate is a different medication which is used for some different indication.

Top Medicines Prescribed with FORTEO 750MCG INJECTION


Content on this page was last updated on 06 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)