Forteo ® (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection)

20-mcg daily dose in a 2.4-mL prefilled delivery device

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FORTEO® (teriparatide) in pill form

FORTEO® (teriparatide) is not available as an oral formulation.

See important safety information, including boxed warning, in the attached prescribing information. 



FORTEO® (teriparatide) is not in pill form because it is a small protein, also called a peptide.

If given by mouth, such molecules are broken down

  • in the stomach and gut, and

  • will therefore be destroyed before they reach the bloodstream.

Enclosed Prescribing Information

FORTEOÒ (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection), Lilly

Date of Last Review: September 13, 2017

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