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    Teriparatide

    Information about Teriparatide

    Teriparatide uses

    Teriparatide is used in the treatment of osteoporosis.

    How teriparatide works

    Teriparatide 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.
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    Common side effects of teriparatide

    Limb pain, Dizziness, Fainting, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Palpitations, Breathlessness, Hypercholesterolaemia, Injection site pain, Increased sweating, Anemia, Sciatica, Depression, Vertigo, Hiatus hernia, Decreased blood pressure

    Available Medicine for Teriparatide

    • ₹1100 to ₹7500
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹2999 to ₹6900
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹8460
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹12 to ₹7000
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹12000
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹7117
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1200 to ₹4500
      Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹12857
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹7297
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1100 to ₹13600
      LG Lifesciences
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Teriparatide

    • 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 Teriparatide

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)