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(also known as Teriparatide)

Teriparatide is a synthetic form of the natural human parathyroid hormone and is used by injection to treat osteoporosis. Teriparatide forms new bone, increases bone mineral density and bone strength, and as a result reduces the chance of getting a fracture (broken bone). Teriparatide can be used by men or postmenop... continue

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Osteoporosis
25
76%
Overall, 77% (26 Members) find Forteo helpful
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Forteo Reviews

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I think it helped. I'm young - only 49 and peremenopausal, so felt uncomfortable and didn't finish
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too expensive
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I've been using it for 2 months now. I hope it's working.
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Just finished 2 year treatment
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After 5 years of Fosamax and now a broken hip I have just completed my first month of Forteo with no side effects so far.
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advised by my doc. to begin Forteo...ater researching thoroughy have determined that I will use natural means to help with my osteoporosis.
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I started Forteo in the fall of 2006. It was so brutal that i coulding take it every day. well, with a doc review 3 months ago I had to confess that I wasn't taking the shot everyday. However the past three months, I have not missed a day. I just had a bone density test, and my numbers have come up. My score has been minus 3.75 for 3 years. A few effects..pain. bone pain. I can barely rub up against something and the pain is terrible. I guess that is due to the bones, nerves and everything else working? anyways, now it seems I have neuromylasia? like the muscle spasms but in the nerves. alrighty. whats one more thing on the list of the body that is giving out on me and I am only 55. would love to talk to those who are on the forteo and offer support. once I stayed on it and started taking it everyday, then the side effects and feeling like the flu 24/7, well it seems to have helped the symptons. Yes, forteo is a differemt drug then the bone meds, fosamx, etc and is a parathyroid mix..natural I believe. tired right now, sorry for being a bit spacey. For those who have osteo please be careful and do what you have to do to get help. No one had a clue I would end up with three fractures of my pelvis when I slipped on the deck and went down. My doc was concerned about back fractures and such, but everyone flipped out when I fractured the pelvis..usually the pelvis withstands most attacks and breaks due to car accidents and those types of things, not just simply slipping. That changed my world forever. not complaining, it could be a whole lot worse but some days it is difficult... hugs to all who are carrying on the battle.. cathy
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Forteo
    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 56. My Dr. said I was a good candidate for Forteo, so I gave it a "shot" (pardon my pun). ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Forteo
    Hello, nanny1611; Hello, cc22! Thank you both for your information! nanny1611- I did indeed visit the web page & was horrified by what I read. O... [More]
  3. Discussion: Forteo
    From what little I know Forteo is a synthetic version of or it mimcs parathyroid hormone. I have a problem with excess parathyroid hormone (PTH) so I... [More]
  4. Discussion: Forteo
    Hi, MelodyJane, and welcome to this forum of nice people. I hope you will be encouraged here. I've never used Forteo and don't know anything about i... [More]
  5. Discussion: Forteo
    Hello to everyone- I'm new here & hoping to find others like me. I have 5 compression fractures in my spine- L4,T5,T6,T7,T9. My doc would like me... [More]