Forteo ® (teriparatide injection)

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

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FORTEO® (teriparatide injection): Alternate Injection Sites

Forteo should be administered as a subcutaneous injection into the thigh or abdominal wall.


Detailed Information

Teriparatide should be administered as a subcutaneous injection into the thigh or abdominal wall.1

Subcutaneous Injection

In clinical trials, teriparatide was injected subcutaneously into the patient’s thigh or abdominal wall.1

The upper arm is an acceptable area for subcutaneous injection; however, there are no data available on the injection of teriparatide at this site.

Intravenous or Intramuscular Injection

There is no data available on the safety or efficacy of intravenous or intramuscular injection of teriparatide.

Instructions for Teriparatide Injection

Please review the Forteo® Pen User Manual for instructions on how to properly inject teriparatide.

Enclosed Prescribing Information


1Forteo [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.

Date of Last Review: November 11, 2019

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