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- What is teriparatide-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for teriparatide-injection?
- Is teriparatide-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for teriparatide-injection?
- What are the uses for teriparatide-injection?
- What are the side effects of teriparatide-injection?
- What is the dosage for teriparatide-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with teriparatide-injection?
- What else should I know about teriparatide-injection?
What is the dosage for teriparatide-injection?
- The recommended dose for all FDA approved indications is 20 mcg subcutaneously once a day. F
- orteo should be administered subcutaneously in either the thigh or stomach area.
- Forteo pens are preset to deliver 20 mcg of medicine with each injection.
- The safety and effectiveness of Forteo injection has not been studied beyond 2 years of treatment.
Which drugs or supplements interact with teriparatide-injection?
- Forteo injection should be used cautiously in patients taking digoxin (Lanoxin), a medication used to treat irregular heart rhythms. Forteo increases calcium in the blood and high levels of calcium may increase the risk for digoxin associated side effects.
- Forteo injection should be used cautiously with other medicines that may increase calcium in the blood.
What else should I know about teriparatide-injection?
What preparations of teriparatide-injection are available?
Prefilled multi-dose pen containing 600 mcg/2.4ml. Each dose is 20 mcg.
How should I keep teriparatide-injection stored?
- Forteo injection should be stored in the refrigerator between 2 C to 8 C (36 F to 4 F).
- Pens should be removed from the refrigerator only when ready to use and returned to the refrigerator right after use. Forteo injection should not be stored in the freezer.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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