Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Forteo

Descriptions


Teriparatide injection is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk for bone fracture. It reduces the risk of having bone and spine fracture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Teriparatide injection is also used to increase bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis who are at high risk for bone fracture or cannot use other osteoporosis treatments.

Teriparatide injection is also used to treat osteoporosis caused by steroid (glucocorticoid) medicine in men and women who are at high risk for bone fracture or cannot use other osteoporosis treatments.

Teriparatide is a synthetic form of the natural human parathyroid hormone. This medicine helps your body to form new bone, increase bone mineral density and bone strength. As a result, it reduces the chance of getting a fracture (broken bone).

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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