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Doctor insights on: Forteo Pen Needles

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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

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Is it safe to use forteo now?

Is it safe to use forteo now?

Yes but only if . . : All supplements, herbs & medications have side effects. No such thing as a free lunch. Therefore, only use a medication if potential benefit(s) outweigh risks & side effects. Forteo (teriparatide) is used to increase bone strength in severe osteoporosis. It's given as a daily shot for up to 2yrs. After that, we worry about osteosarcoma in rats. But if you're not a rat, it appears to be safe 4 now. ...Read more

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What are doctors' opinions on forteo injections?

What are doctors' opinions on forteo injections?

Best bone drug : Forteo is the ONLY anabolic bone drug - directly causes new bone formation. The patient must be assessed to make sure he/she is a candidate for Forteo (certain patients shouldn't be treated with Forteo). But if the patient has no contraindications, it's the best, most potent drug for osteoporosis out there. Get enough calcium & vitamin D. Don't check blood calcium within 4 hours of taking Forteo. ...Read more

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What are forteo injections?

What are forteo injections?

Osteoporosis drug: Forteo is a medication which is used for men and women with osteoporosis who are or may be at risk for fragility fractures. This drug is injected and can lead to increased bone mass and strength. To determine if you would be a candidate for these injections, i would recommend initial consultation with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have had my doctors prescribe forteo. There have been 28, 000 falls reported. Should I do it?

I have had my doctors prescribe forteo. There have been 28, 000 falls reported. Should I do it?

Yes if indicated: Forteo is usually prescribed to prevent spontaneous fracture from severe osteoporosis. You have either failed other treatments or were found to be so osteopoorotic you are at risk of breaking bones without falling. The benefit far outweighs the risk . Keep in minf if everyone who is prescribed Forteo is at risk for falling isn't it more likey the falls are related to the risk and not the injection. ...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