Teriparatide

 
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Without a Prescription

Teriparatide helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss.
Teriparatide increases bone mass and strength.
Teriparatide is a man-made (synthetic) form of the active part of a natural hormone (parathyroid hormone).
Teriparatide is prescribed in patients who are at high risk of getting fractures, have had fractures, or who cannot use other osteoporosis treatments.
Teriparatide is prescribed in women after menopause and in men to treat bone weakening (osteoporosis).
Teriparatide is prescribed to prevent bone fractures.
Teriparatide works by increasing bone mass and strength which decreases the chance of getting a fracture.

Side Effects

Teriparatide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- bone pain;
- chronic constipation;
- Constipation;
- cough, runny nose;
- Dizziness;
- headache;
- high blood pressure;
- irregular heartbeat, chest pain;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- leg cramps;
- muscle spasms in the back or legs;
- Muscle spasms/cramps;
- Muscle weakness;
- nausea, vomiting;
- Nausea;
- pain, redness, irritation or swelling at the injection site;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- Sluggishness;
- stomach upset;
- Trouble breathing;
- trouble sleeping;
- unusually weak or tired;
- Vomiting;

Contraindications

Teriparatide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to teriparatide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- bone disease other than osteoporosis;
- breast-feeding;
- heart, kidney or liver disease;
- history of cancer in the bone;
- kidney stone;
- paget's disease;
- parathyroid disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- receiving radiation therapy;
- if you have active bone growth (in children or young adults);
- if you have any allergies;
- if you have bone cancer;
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have high amount of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia);
- if you have history of radiation therapy of the bones;
- if you have kidney stones;
- if you have other bone disorders;
- if you have paget's disease;
- if you have unexplained high levels of alkaline phosphatase in the blood;

Interactions

Do not take Teriparatide with any of the following drugs:
- other medicines to strengthen bone;
- digoxin;

Overdose

Reported Teriparatide overdose symptoms are:
- Dizziness or weakness especially on standing;
- Headache;
- Nausea;
- Vomiting;
Without Prescription (2017)