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Forteo ® (teriparatide injection)
20-mcg daily dose in a 2.4-mL prefilled delivery device
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FORTEO® (teriparatide injection): Approval and Indications
FORTEO (teriparatide) is indicated for osteoporosis treatment in postmenopausal women, increased bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis, and glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis.
What Are Teriparatide's Indications?
Teriparatide was approved by the FDA on November 26, 2002.
Teriparatide is indicated for
the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture
increase of bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, and
treatment of men and women with osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy at high risk for fracture.
Regarding teriparatide’s indication for treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, high risk for fracture is defined as
a history of osteoporotic fracture
multiple risk factors for fracture, or
patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy.
In postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, teriparatide reduces the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures.