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Forteo ® (teriparatide injection)20-mcg daily dose in a 2.4-mL prefilled delivery device
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Teriparatide is not available 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.
Date of Last Review: September 17, 2020