Forteo

Active Ingredient(s): Teriparatide
FDA Approved: * November 26, 2002
Pharm Company: * LILLY
Category: Osteoporosis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Forteo Overview

Teriparatide is a form of parathyroid hormone consisting of the first (N-terminus) 34 amino acids, which is the bioactive portion of the hormone. It is an effective anabolic (promoting bone formation) agent[2] used in the treatment of some forms of osteoporosis.[3] It is also occasionally used off-label to speed fracture healing. Teriparatide is identical to a portion of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and intermittent use activates osteoblasts more than osteoc...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teriparatide

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osterporosis bonebuilding fromEli Lilly ## I think you are referring to Forteo - at least that's how I know it to be spelled. Here's a little background. How does it work? This medicine contains the active ingredient teriparatide, which is a type of medicine called a bone formation agent. Teriparatide is a synthetic version of the human parathyroid hormone, produced by the parathyroid glands. This hormone is involved in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. Teriparatide mimics the effects of the natural human hormone and is used to increase bone formation. Bone is not a static structure. There is a continual turnover over of bone in the body; bone is formed by cells called osteoblasts, and is broken down by cells called osteoclasts. In women at the menopause, blood levels o...

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Has Forteo ever restarted menstruation?

Age 49. I've had 18 months of no cycle. On Forteo for 3 weeks and suddenly I wake to menstrual bleeding? Anyone else experience this? ## Hello Marika, According to the NIH Forteo page (sections 5 and 6) and the Forteo website this is not listed as a common/known side effect associated with Forteo. The Forteo website "encourages you to report negative side effects of Prescription drugs to the FDA Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088". I recommend that you discuss this issue with your primary care doctor immediately as this could be a more threatening issue than simple menstrual bleeding. I hope this helped, let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Forteo side effects / sickness

I have been taking Forteo for 5 days. I am light headed, feeling of drunkenness, shaky, headaches, nauseous, disoriented, and some blurred vision daily. My doctors office was closed on Friday and at this point I'm scared and not sure to continue taking or not. ## The symptoms that you are describing are all listed as known side effects for forteo. They should only last for around 4 hours, however, they also state that if you experience fainting, unusual tiredness or mental/mood changes such as confusion then you should head to the emergency room as these are serious conditions that need immediate attention. ## From what I read on Medline Plus, nausea is one of the more serious side effects. I don't know about discontinuing use, but I would report what you are experiencing to you...

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Forteo indications

Osteoporosis med. Forteo Pen adiministration instructions ## My patient was taking Forteo for 2 months now, but it just so happened that she was not able to purchase another pen ahead of time. Will she able to use the remaining drug in the pen while waiting for the delivery of the next pen? Thank you. ## You should follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer, your doctor, or pharmacist. MJ, it is doubtful, since most will not load and administer it another time, they are meant for their initial uses and that's it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. How are you both doing? ## I am a female of 65 and only started taking forteo shots two months ago. Since I started the new syringe...

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Forteo - painful side effects returning 2 years later

I am a 65 year old female and started taking Forteo at age 63 due to a low bone density and family history of osteoporosis. I had very painful side effects in most of my joints and muscles. I stopped taking it after 3 months and the pain went away after several more months. Two years down the road, and not on any medications, the same pains have returned and have persisted for the last 5 months. The pain is especially bad once I lay down at night. Today I cannot lift my arm over my shoulder, my thumb is so painful I can not write a grocery list and, after hiking 5,000 foot mountains just 6 months ago, I need assistance to get in or out of bed. I have tested negative for bone cancer and Lyme disease. Rheumatoid arthritis has been ruled out but without conclusive testing. Has anyone had t...

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Forteo and bone growth

Has anyone experienced growing/lengthening of bones while taking Forteo? I have been using it for about 5 months now and I think I'm actually growing! At age 51! I was just fitted for new sneakers and went from a size 9 to a 10.5 and I've noticed that the long sleeves on some of my tops have become not so long sleeved. ## The FDA does not list that as being a normal side effect of this medication, but there is no way to say how anyone will be affected by any given medication. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, joint/muscle aches, and administration site reactions. However, there are also other medical conditions that may cause such issues, so it would be best to check with your physician to be sure. Are you on any other medications?

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Forteo for Osteoporosis possible side effects

Does anyone have Celiac and takes Forteo? My doctor prescribed this medicine for my osteoporosis. I am extremely worried about taking this medicine and all the side affects with Forteo. I am 51, post menopause, and have a fractured leg. The bone is taking a lot of time to heal. One side effect I read from Forteo was more fractures. I am looking for any side affects from people with auto immune diseases, not doctors answers. Thank you. ## Hi Alice, I am set to begin my first dosing of Forteo this week and I am very nervous. I am 53 and was dx with Celiac in 2004. I also have multiple other autoimmune dx. One of my long term meds is oral prednisone. Also early menopause at 42 with no artificial medically suggested. I have osteoporosis and osteopenia measurements. Also on warfarin for auto...

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Has anyone taken Forteo for Osteoporosis?

I am a 60 yr.old woman who has taken Prednisone for many yrs for an autoimmune disorder.I was just diagnosed with severe osteoporosis of the spine and osteopenia of the hips and legs. My Doctor Prescribed "Forteo" & gave me No chance to ask questions.Has anyone taking this Daily injection or know anyone that has? What experiences have you had,etc.Side effects, out combs, problems? I need a lot more real Life information before using this drug. Thanks! ## Hello, Kacee! How are you? I've not taken it, but I can provide you with details on the possible side effects. The FDA lists some of the most common ones as possibly including abdominal pain, depression, confusion, constipation, weight loss, increased urination and thirst. Less commons may include irregular heartbeat, ar...

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Forteo makes me fat and sad

I've been on Forteo for almost 2 full months. I have been fighting weight gain and losing the fight. I've done juicing, low carb/high fat, and now I'm doing weight watchers with intermittent fasting. Why does the a Forteo literature tell about weight loss but not weight gain? It is obviously an ongoing problem from what I read from other users. In addition to the weight issues, I get very hot and sweaty for several hours and most nights only sleep a couple of hours. I'm depressed and fatigued like apparently most others on Forteo. I've been trying to snap out of it but thinking about asking for some medication for that too. I'm 58 and a lot of these symptoms are common for menopausal/ post- menopausal women, but it's strange it all seemed to just start now. I...

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forteo discount

Do you have a discount card for forteo. My ins says it will cost me 200 a month. I need it for my osteoporosis ## Hello, Donna! How are you? Yes, the manufacturer does have a program to help with this, you can call them to see if you're eligible, the number is 866-436-7836. If you qualify, it can reduce your out of pocket cost to $50 or less. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including administration site reaction, irritation, soreness, redness, headache and dizziness. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Teriparatide
  • Injection: 0.6mg/2.4ml (0.25mg/ml), 0.75mg/3ml (0.25mg/ml), 20mcg, 750mcg/3ml, eq 0.75mg/3ml (0.25mg/ml), eq 0.75mg/3ml(0.25mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Forteo: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-8400 Forteo 250 ug/ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Eli Lilly and Company

Other drugs which contain Teriparatide or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Forteo makes me fat and sad
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Forteo indications
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Forteo and bone cancer?
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Forteo side effects / sickness
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Forteo - painful side effects returning 2 years later
I am a 65 year old female and started taking Forteo at age 63 due to a low bone density and family history of osteoporos... 2 replies
Forteo for Osteoporosis possible side effects
Does anyone have Celiac and takes Forteo? My doctor prescribed this medicine for my osteoporosis. I am extremely worried... 2 replies
Forteo and bone growth
Has anyone experienced growing/lengthening of bones while taking Forteo? I have been using it for about 5 months now and... 1 reply
forteo discount
Do you have a discount card for forteo. My ins says it will cost me 200 a month. I need it for my osteoporosis ## Hello,... 1 reply
Has Forteo ever restarted menstruation?
Age 49. I've had 18 months of no cycle. On Forteo for 3 weeks and suddenly I wake to menstrual bleeding? Anyone else... 1 reply




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