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Replace and reinforce bone density
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The first FDA-approved teriparatide alternative for Forteo®*
What is Teriparatide Injection?
Teriparatide Injection is a medication designed to assist in building new bone, and is comprised of protein similar to one naturally produced by the body. It has also been shown to help increase bone strength.†
Teriparatide Injection helps to grow healthy bones by increasing bone mineral density and bone strength, which may prevent fractures.
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, who were at high risk for fracture, experienced significantly increased bone mineral density in the spine, after taking Teriparatide Injection with calcium and vitamin D. These results were demonstrated at 3 months, and throughout the treatment period.
The risk of new spine fractures was reduced by approximately two thirds. The risk of new fractures in other bones—including the ankle/foot, hip, upper arm, pelvis, ribs, and wrist—was cut in half.‡
* Forteo is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company, which has no affiliation with Alvogen.
† Only proven in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
‡ This clinical study involved 1,637 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, of whom 90% had a spine fracture. 541 women took a daily 20-mcg dose of Teriparatide Injection; 544 took a placebo for a median time of 19 months, and a maximum of 2 years. All women took calcium and vitamin D daily.
Build new bone with Alvogen’s Teriparatide Injection
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.