Forteo ® (teriparatide injection)

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

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FORTEO® (teriparatide injection): Alternate Formulation

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


Does Forteo Come in a Pill Form?

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.

Enclosed Prescribing Information

Date of Last Review: September 17, 2020

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