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    Information about Teriparatide

    Teriparatide uses

    Teriparatide is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
    This disease mostly occurs in women after menopause, but can sometimes be seen in men. It can also occur in patients receiving steroids.

    How teriparatide works

    Teriparatide is a synthetic form of a natural human hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). It works by activating cells that build up bone and increase bone strength, thereby minimizing the risk of fractures.

    Common side effects of teriparatide

    Limb pain, Feeling sick, Headache, Dizziness, Injection site pain, Swelling, Skin redness, Itching

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    Expert advice for Teriparatide

    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • Shouldn't take this longer than 18 to 24 months. 
    • Take calcium and vitamin D supplements if dietary intake is insufficient.
    • Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems.
    • If you experience dizziness (light-headed) after injection, sit or lie down until you feel better.

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)