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Is forteo drug for osteoporosis (injection pen) covered by medicaid? Any answer appreciated.

Is forteo drug for osteoporosis (injection pen) covered by medicaid? Any answer appreciated.

Yes: most state Medicaid plans pay for Forteo with pre authorization If you have definite osteoporosis or compression fractures or other types of fractures you will be able to receive it ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Have long span final fusion with loosening hardware, told I have osteoporosis, dr. Wants me to go on forteo before he tries to do corrective sx, safe?

Safe and effective: Hi. I agree with your doc. As long as you have no contraindications to its use, Forteo is the best osteoporosis drug available. I ALWAYS do an initial evaluation to make sure that Forteo is OK to use. ...Read more

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What medical issues could preclude a patient from being a candidate to use forteo for osteoporosis?

What medical issues could preclude a patient from being a candidate to use forteo for osteoporosis?

Cost vs medical: Forteo is indicated for severe osteoporosis or for patients who failed bisphosponate therapy. However, it is contraindicated in patient with history of bone cancer, Paget disease, hypercalcemia or previous treatment with skeletal radiation. It is also very expensive. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

No: Don't see any unusual risk from Forteo because of MG. It is important for you to get your osteoporosis treated since a major fracture will be devastating to someone who already has problem with muscle strength. ...Read more

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Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Osteoporosis : unfortunately there's no easy answer. We are lucky to have many options for osteoporosis and each drug comes with risks and benefits. Your medial history, labs, x-Rays & DEXA have to be factored in before individualizing your treatments. Please discuss with your doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a severe allergy to forteo. Doc wants me on prolia for severe metabolic osteoporosis. Is it similar? I don't want to die from injection.

Different: Prolia is different than forteo. The mechanism of action is completely different. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. His/her recommendation is within the standard of care for osteoporosis treatment. ...Read more

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I just started Forteo, osteoporosis and failed spinal fusion. Is there a greater chance of bone cancer fron PTH and MBPS interaction?

I just started Forteo, osteoporosis and failed spinal fusion. Is there a greater chance of bone cancer fron PTH and MBPS interaction?

Please define MBPS: Hi. I think Forteo is the best thing there is for osteoporosis. However, the patient needs to be adequately assessed before starting it. Patients with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism should not receive Forteo. Patients with a history of therapeutic radiation involving the skeleton should not be treated. Paget's patient's should not be treated. If you mean MBP, no known interaction. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. ...Read more