Teriparatide (parathyroid hormone)

  Drug Class: Bone-forming agents                                                                                                                                                                                   Brand Names: Forteo


20 mcg injection once a day.

Potential Side Effects

Dizziness, joint pain, leg cramps.

Be Aware

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 2 years.

                                                                                 LAST UPDATED: 06/09/2017

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