Teriparatide


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Pre-existing hypercalcaemia, skeletal malignancies or bone metastases, other metabolic bone diseases (e.g. Paget's disease, hyperparathyroidism), unexplained elevations of alkaline phosphatase, previous implant or external beam radiation therapy to the skeleton, hereditary disorders predisposing to osteosarcoma. Young adults with open epiphyses. Severe renal impairment. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Patient with active or recent urolithiasis or underlying autoimmune disease. Young adults (including premenopausal women). Hepatic and moderate renal impairment. Lactation. Patient must be supplemented with Ca and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate. Concomitant use with warfarin, systemic corticosteroid, or digoxin. Monitoring Parameters Screen for elevated alkaline phosphatase or Paget's disease prior to initiation. Monitor serum Ca (draw sample at least 16 hours post-dose), urinary Ca (in patients with suspected active urolithiasis or pre-existing hypercalciuria); signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension; weight and height annually. Evaluate BMD at baseline and approx 1-2 years after initiation of therapy. Consider monitoring of bone turnover biochemical markers (e.g. serum procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide [P1NP]) at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months to assess response to treatment. Monitor for chronic back pain.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Serious calciphylaxis and worsening of previous stable cutaneous calcification; transient orthostatic hypotension, transient and minimal elevations of serum Ca or hypercalcaemia. Rarely, osteosarcoma. Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Anaemia. Cardiac disorders: Palpitations, tachycardia. Ear and labyrinth disorders: Vertigo. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, hiatus hernia, GERD, haemorrhoids, dyspepsia. General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue, asthenia, chest pain, mild and transient inj site events (e.g. pain, swelling, erythema, localised bruising, pruritis, minor bleeding). Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. angioedema, anaphylaxis). Investigations: Weight increased, alkaline phosphatase increased, cardiac murmur. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Hypercholesterolaemia, hyperuricaemia. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Pain in limb, muscle cramps, arthralgia, myalgia, back cramp or pain. Nervous system disorders: Dizziness, headache, sciatica. Psychiatric disorders: Depression, insomnia. Renal and urinary disorders: Polyuria, urinary incontinence, nephrolithiasis, micturition urgency. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Dyspnoea, emphysema, pharyngitis, pneumonia, rhinitis. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Increased sweating. Vascular disorders: Syncope.
Drug Interactions
Concomitant use with digoxin may increase the risk of digitalis toxicity due to the effect of teriparatide on serum Ca levels.
CIMS Class
Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism
ATC Classification
H05AA02 - teriparatide ; Belongs to the class of parathyroid hormones and analogues. Used in the management of calcium homeostasis.
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