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): Use Beyond 2 Years

FORTEO® (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection) may be considered for more than 2 years in a patient's lifetime.

Can I Now Take FORTEO Longer Than 2 Years?

Use of teriparatide for more than 2 years during a patient’s lifetime should only be considered if a patient remains at or has returned to having a high risk for fracture.1 Talk with your physician about your options.1

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1. Forteo [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2020.

Date of Last Review: November 19, 2020

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