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    Information about Teriparatide

    Teriparatide uses

    Teriparatide is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. It treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.

    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

    • Your doctor has prescribed Teriparatide to make your bones stronger, and lower the risk of fractures.
    • Inject it every day under the skin (subcutaneous injection) of the thigh or abdomen.
    • Do not take it for more than 8 to 24 months.
    • You may have low blood pressure and dizziness during the initial few days.
    • If you feel dizzy (light-headed) after injection, sit or lie down until you feel better.
    • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience nausea, vomiting, constipation, low energy, or muscle weakness. These may be signs of high calcium levels in your blood.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    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 09 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)