Forsteo ® (teriparatide)

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Does the Forsteo® (teriparatide) device contain latex?

Forsteo is not considered latex free. It has a type of latex called dry natural rubber, which is not known to cause allergic reactions.


What part of the device contains dry natural rubber latex?

A small amount of dry natural rubber (DNR) latex is used in the orange rubber stopper (septum). The septum is on the front end of the teriparatide cartridges, where the needle is pushed in. The DNR is used on the outside (visible) part of the septum.1

The DNR is not in contact with the medicine, and it does not come into contact with the skin when a dose is injected.1

DNR is not known to cause allergic reactions in most people.1

Allergic reactions 

Allergic reactions to Forsteo or its components are rarely reported.2

Forsteo is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.2


1Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

2Forsteo [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

Date of Last Review: 12 September 2022

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