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Forteo TM

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Active ingredients: teriparatide

Pack: Forteo 250 microgram/mL injection, 2.4 mL pen device

Brand name

(ARTG)

: FORTEO teriparatide (rbe) 250 microgram solution for injection cartridge

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

What this medicine is used for

(ARTG)

FORTEO is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and the treatment of primary osteoporosis in men when other agents are considered unsuitable and when there is a high risk of fractures. FORTEO is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy in women and men at high risk for fracture.

How to use this medicine

(ARTG)

This medicine contains one component only.

Component :

  • Injection, solution
  • Subcutaneous
  • Clear colourless solution.

Storage conditions

(ARTG)

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription ?

(ARTG)

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy ?

(AHT)

For the active ingredient teriparatide

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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