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Safe Forteo Pregnant
No: Forteo changes your parathyroid hormone levels. It has never been tested in pregnancy. The prescription of the drug is essentially incompatible with the period of life when a women is fertile. It should not be used in pregnancy or lactation.. If you have accidentally used it for a short time when pregnant, you should know that it seems unlikely to cause harm but this is certainly unproved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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?
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
Taking Forteo for past 14 mos. had Basel cell carcinoma. Spine surgeon not to concerned, safe to continue? Bone cancer risks, skin?
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
I've been injecting Forteo since 10/31/14. Today I had precancerous growth removed. Should Forteo be discontinued. Only have osteopenia, failed fusio?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Last night took my 8th Forteo shot, this was 1st time it HURT going in and Bruised bad! Still hurts, any concerns or just a local reaction?
I even taking daily injections of forteo. I'm 65, I've started to get sever hot flashes, possibly related to injectable? I'm 10 years past menopause,
Forteo: Probably not the cause of your symptoms. No harm will happen if you don't take Forteo for two weeks. If still in trouble don't re-start Forteo but do see your doctor. ...Read more
Why does my Forteo injection hurt & bruise bad every so often? Not always Is it concerning? If it hurts when I poke, I pull out & goelsewhere then ok
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?
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
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