Forsteo ® (teriparatide)

Forsteo® (teriparatide): Administration on Alternate Days

Forsteo is not registered for administration on alternate days and this type of dosing is not recommended. Lilly-sponsored clinical trials have only evaluated the efficacy and safety of once-daily administration of teriparatide

Further Information

When the individual clinical decision was made to start a treatment with teriparatide in a patient, the recommended dose is 20 mcg teriparatide once daily since the summary of product information does not list other doses of teriparatide for particular situations or specific patient populations.1

Posology according to Summary of Product Characteristics

The recommended dose of Forsteo is 20 micrograms administered once daily.1

The maximum total duration of treatment with Forsteo should be 24 months. The 24-month course of Forsteo should not be repeated over a patient’s lifetime.1

Patients should receive supplemental calcium and vitamin D supplements if dietary intake is inadequate.1

Following cessation of Forsteo therapy, patients may be continued on other osteoporosis therapies.1


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

Date of Last Review: February 10, 2020

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