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The medication is designed to reinforce and replenish bone loss due to osteoporosis.
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.‡
‡ Only proven in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
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.
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.