What is the role of teriparatide (Forteo) in the treatment of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Teriparatide (Forteo) is a recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-34) (PTH [1-34]) that acts as an anabolic agent for the treatment of osteoporosis. It is indicated for the treatment of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture, who have been intolerant of previous osteoporosis therapy, or in whom osteoporosis treatment has failed to increase bone mass. It is indicated in men with idiopathic or hypogonadal osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture, who have been intolerant of previous osteoporosis therapy, or in whom osteoporosis therapy has failed. Teriparatide is also approved for the treatment of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis


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