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Is it safe to use forteo now?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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