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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 [rDNA origin] injection): Half Life
Forteo® is quickly absorbed from the injection site, has a half-life of approximately 1 hour, and is undetectable in the blood within 3 hours.
Teriparatide is quickly absorbed from the injection site, has a half-life of approximately 1 hour, and is undetectable in the blood within 3 hours.1
Systemic clearance of teriparatide is approximately 62 L/hr in women and 94 L/hr in men, which exceeds the rate of normal liver plasma flow, consistent with both hepatic and extra-hepatic clearance.1
Teriparatide is rapidly eliminated with a decrease to non-quantifiable concentrations within 3 hours of the dose.1
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2. Satterwhite J, Heathman M, Miller PD, et al. Pharmacokinetics of teriparatide (rhPTH[1-34]) and calcium pharmacodynamics in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Calcif Tissue Int. 2010;87(6):485-492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00223-010-9424-6
Date of Last Review: November 11, 2019