Forteo

Forteo

teriparatide

Manufacturer:

Eli Lilly

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Teriparatide (rDNA origin)
Indications/Uses
Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women & men at increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis associated w/ sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy in women & men at increased risk for fracture.
Dosage/Direction for Use
20 mcg once daily by SC inj in the thigh or abdomen for 18 up to 24 mth.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Preexisting hypercalcemia. Severe renal impairment. Metabolic bone diseases other than primary osteoporosis (including hyperparathyroidism & Paget's disease of the bone). Unexplained elevations of alkaline phosphatase. Prior external beam or implant radiation therapy to the skeleton. Patients w/ skeletal malignancies or bone metastases. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
W/draw blood sample at least 16 hr after inj. May cause small increases in urinary Ca excretion. Patient w/ active or recent urolithiasis. Isolated episodes of transient orthostatic hypotension. Moderate renal impairment. Osteosarcoma in long-term treatment. Women of childbearing potential should use effective methods of contraception during treatment. Patients w/ transient, orthostatic hypotension or dizziness should refrain from driving or use of machines. Discontinue use if pregnancy occurs. Ped patients or young adult w/ open epiphyses. May induce small, transient increases in serum Ca.
Adverse Reactions
Pain in limb. Palpitations; anaemia; dizziness, headache, sciatica; vertigo; dyspnoea; nausea, vomiting, hiatus hernia, GERD; increased sweating; muscle cramps; hypercholestrolaemia; hypotension; fatigue, chest pain, asthenia, mild & transient inj site events including pain, swelling, erythema, localised bruising, pruritis & minor bleeding at inj site; depression.
ATC Classification
H05AA02 - teriparatide ; Belongs to the class of parathyroid hormones and analogues. Used in the management of calcium homeostasis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Forteo pre-filled pen 20 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
28 dose x 1's
Form
Forteo pre-filled pen 600 mcg/2.4 mL
Packing/Price
2.4 mL x 1's
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