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Parathyroid hormone (teriparatide injection)

 

Drug Class:

Bone-forming agents

Brand Names

Forteo


Dosages

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20 mg once a day.

Potential Side Effects

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Dizziness; leg cramps.

Be Aware

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  • Do not use if you have ever had bone cancer or radiation or if you have high blood levels of calcium. Urine tests should be done to monitor calcium excretion if you have urinary tract stones or a high calcium level. Should not be used in children. Do not take for more than 3 years.

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