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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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Due 2 be done with Forteo, but my med conditions don't let me be on many cause of crisis. What would be comparable to Forteo without complications?

Due 2 be done with Forteo, but my med conditions don't let me be on many cause of crisis. What would be comparable to Forteo without complications?

Varies: There are multiple osteoporosis meds from pills, to nasal sprays, injections; they all have a variety of different side affect profiles. Usually with your primary care doctor, you would select the medication that is most likely to be tolerated by you with the most potential benefit. ...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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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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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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I'm wondering if any of your physicians can tell me if Forteo is considered a biologic. ?

I'm wondering if any of your physicians can tell me if Forteo is considered a biologic.
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Not exactly: The term "biologic" generally refers to humanized proteins or antibodies. Although Forteo is a synthesized hormone with biologic activity, it is not considered a "biologic". Another drug used for arthritis, Prolia, is a biologic. ...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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Can forteo use in young adults?, doesn't it promote bone growth ,then should be good for bone growth

Can forteo use in young adults?, doesn't it promote bone growth ,then should be good for bone growth

Not for use in young: Forteo is FDA approved for the treatment of osteoporosis, which most typically occurs in elderly patients. Forteo has a black box warning due to the possible risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer), and because of this risk it is not to be used in young patients. ...Read more

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It's a moral issue. Prescribed forteo prescription written for three months. Pharmacy refused to fill as written saying they lose $" dispensed monthly raises my?

It's a moral issue. Prescribed forteo prescription written for three months. Pharmacy refused to fill as written saying they lose $" dispensed monthly raises my?

Prescription woes: Most three month supplies of medications need to be mailed in, with most health insurances. Even if the prescription is written for 3 months, the pharmacies seem to only fill for a maximum of 30 days. ...Read more

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Why forteo doesn't use in teenager to have better bone growth as it promote bone growth?

Why forteo doesn't use in teenager to have better bone growth as it promote bone growth?

Not for use in young: Forteo is FDA approved for the treatment of osteoporosis, which most typically occurs in elderly patients. Forteo has a black box warning due to the possible risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer), and because of this risk it is not to be used in young patients. ...Read more