Forteo ® (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection)

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

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Missed or forgotten dose of FORTEO® (teriparatide)

FORTEO® should be taken once daily, at the same time of day.

See important safety information, including boxed warning, in the attached prescribing information.

Take FORTEO® (teriparatide) once a day.

You can take teriparatide at any time of the day.

To help you remember to take your teriparatide, you can take it around the same time of day or take it the same time you do another daily activity; for example, watching your favorite TV show.

Do not take two shots in one day or try to make up a dose if you forget to take your teriparatide.

Changes in Teriparatide Administration

If you…


Take your teriparatide later than normal

it is okay to return to your normal time the next day.

Forget to take your teriparatide

take it as soon as you remember on the same day, and return to your normal schedule the next day.

Wish to switch from a morning to evening shot

take your first evening dose the day after your last morning dose.

Wish to switch from evening to morning shot

take your first morning dose the morning after your last evening dose.

Enclosed Prescribing Information

FORTEOÒ (teriparatide [rDNA Origin] injection), Lilly


US Food and Drug Administration. (2013). FORTEO® Medication Guide.

Date of Last Review: September 12, 2017

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