teriparatide (Forteo) (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

PREGNANCY: Use of teriparatide in pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, teriparatide should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Teriparatide injection is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C. (Adverse effects have been demonstrated in animals, but there is no adequate data in humans.)

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if teriparatide is excreted in breast milk. As many drugs can enter human milk and have the potential of causing harm to the nursing baby, teriparatide should only be used in nursing mothers if clearly needed.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2015

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