Forteo ® (teriparatide [rDNA origin] 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.

Detailed Information

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

Absorption

Teriparatide is rapidly and extensively absorbed following subcutaneous injection, with a maximum serum concentration at approximately 30 minutes.1,2

Distribution

The half-life of teriparatide  in serum is approximately 1 hour when administered by subcutaneous injection.1,2

Elimination

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

Enclosed Prescribing Information

FORTEO® (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection), Lilly

Reference

The published reference below is available by contacting 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979).

1. Forteo [package insert]. Indianapolis IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2019.

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

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