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Safe Forteo Pregnant
I wouldn't recommend: Pregnancy category c is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Forteo has not been studied in human and appears to cause harm to the unborn baby in animal studies and falls in this category. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
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?
Taking Forteo for past 14 mos. had Basel cell carcinoma. Spine surgeon not to concerned, safe to continue? Bone cancer risks, skin?
Took fosomax for 7 yrs with little benefit (slightly worse each yr), then no meds x2 yrs. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, prolia, fosomax? Ctx test results >300 so md eliminated forteo.
Have MG. Severe Osteo. Finally started Forteo, 4th shot, IF I was to react orMG flare would it happen by now? People say can happen after mnths of use
Forteo and Osteo: Unlikely to be caused by Forteo but you must discuss this with an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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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