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Forteo Adult

Teriparatide - What is it for

​Teriparatide (Forteo®) is used to treat osteoporosis (bone loss) in men and women who are at high risk of fracture. It is made similar to our body's parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH is important to maintain healthy bones. Teriparatide works by stimulating new bone formation and increasing bone strength therefore reducing the risk of fracture.

Teriparatide - Additional Information

​You may be recommended to supplement vitamin D and calcium when you start this medication

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