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Last Updated: November 16, 2019

Teriparatide functions exactly like the hormone parathyroid, found naturally in the human body. It is man-made and helps increase the density of bones and make them stronger, in order to stop fractures.

The drug is used in the treatment of osteoporosis in both men and women. It may also be used in the treatment of other health conditions as determined by our doctor.

To avoid any complications when using this medication, make sure to inform your medical practitioner:

  • about any allergies you have
  • about health problems like bone disorders, high calcium and phosphate levels in the body, hyperparathyroidism and kidney stones
  • about the different medications that you are presently taking

Take the dose that has been prescribed to you by your doctor. Do not tamper with the dosage, unless it is changed by your healthcare provider. The drug is given in the form of an injection either by a doctor or a nurse.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Orthopedic Doctor before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Osteoporosis

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medication may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Thi medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients may experience undesirable effects like orthostatic hypotension or dizziness and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Teriparatide as ingredient

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This medicine is a recombinant form of the human parathyroid hormone known to be rhPTH(1-34). It has a structurally identical amino acid sequence to the 34N-terminal, which is the biologically active part of the human PTH. This medicine acts as the most important controller of phosphate and calcium metabolism within the kidney and the bone.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medication which interacts digoxin and raloxifene or hormone replacement therapy.

Ques: What is Teriparatide?

Ans: This medication is used in the treatment of osteoporosis in both men and women. It may also be used in the treatment of other health conditions as determined by our doctor.

Ques: How long do I need to use Teriparatide before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Teriparatide?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Teriparatide empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Teriparatide?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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What are the interactions of Teriparatide ?
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