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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

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Forteo 750mcg injection at a fixed time.
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UNSAFE
Forteo 750mcg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for FORTEO

Teriparatide(750 mcg/3ml)

Uses

Forteo 750mcg injection is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones), osteoporosis in men (porous bones) and steroid induced osteoporosis (porous bones).

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

Teriparatide

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.

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