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Use proper safety precautions when administering these daily injections.
Taking Teriparatide Injection
Inject Teriparatide Injection one time each day in your thigh or abdomen (lower stomach area).* Talk to a healthcare provider about how to rotate injection sites. It is not effective as an oral medication.
* You should not take Teriparatide Injection for a period in excess of 2 years during your lifetime.
This multi-dose pen device uses a needle significantly smaller than a typical flu shot needle, and contains enough medication to last 28 days. It is set to give a 20-mcg dose of medicine each day.†
† Needles sold separately.
- Once-daily dosing
- Pre-filled multi-dose pen
- Self-administer any time of day
Consult your healthcare provider for instructions on how to properly use the Teriparatide Injection delivery device. Refer to the User Manual for further directions.
- Medication may be injected on an empty stomach.
- Teriparatide Injection should appear clear and colorless. Do not use if there are particles present, or if it is cloudy or colored.
- Inject immediately upon removing the device from the refrigerator. After each use, safely dispose of the needle, recap the delivery device, and promptly return it to the refrigerator.
- Inject once daily in your thigh or abdomen (lower stomach area).
- Teriparatide Injection may be taken any time of day. Attempt to establish a regular schedule for your injection.
- Do not take more than 1 injection in the same day.
- Taking too much Teriparatide Injection may result in nausea, vomiting, weakness, or dizziness. Contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Do not transfer the medicine from the delivery device to a syringe. This can result in an incorrect dosage.
How to Travel with Teriparatide Injection
Be sure to store your Teriparatide Injection delivery device in the refrigirator, between 36° F to 46° F (2° C to 8° C). Do not freeze, or use if it has been frozen. Do not use after the expiration date printed on the delivery device and packaging.
Disposal of Pen Needles and Delivery Device
- Be sure to remove the pen needle before disposing of the delivery device.
- Dispose of the delivery device and used needles as instructed by your healthcare provider, local and state laws, and relevant policies.
Troubleshooting the Teriparatide Injection Delivery Device
Teriparatide Injection is a prescription medicine used in both men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for having bone fractures—defined as those who have had a fracture related to osteoporosis, who are at high risk for fracture, or who cannot use other osteoporosis treatments. It is also used for treating osteoporosis associated with glucocorticoid medicines, such as prednisone, in patients who are at high risk for fracture.
Important Safety Information
Do not use Teriparatide Injection if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Serious allergic reactions may occur.
Before taking Teriparatide Injection, inform your healthcare provider if you have a bone disease other than osteoporosis, have cancer in your bones, have trouble injecting yourself, are a child or young adult whose bones are still growing, have or have had kidney stones, have had radiation therapy, have been diagnosed with too much calcium in your blood, are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, or have any other medical conditions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, especially medicines that contain digoxin.
Teriparatide can cause serious side effects, including a decrease in blood pressure upon changing positions. Dizziness, accelerated heartbeat, or a feeling of faintness may occur, usually within four hours of taking Teriparatide Injection, and typically subside within a few hours. You should not use Teriparatide Injection for more than two years during your lifetime.
Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, low energy, joint aches, pain, leg cramps, or muscle weakness, which may be signs of too much calcium in your blood.
Injection site reactions can include pain, swelling and bruising.
If symptoms persist, stop taking Teriparatide Injection and call your healthcare provider.
For additional safety information, please see the Medication Guide and Prescribing Information, including the full User Manual which accompanies the delivery device.