Forsteo ® (teriparatide)

Forsteo® (teriparatide): Clinical Tests During Treatment

The Forsteo Summary of Product Characteristics does not specify laboratory tests to monitor; however, available literature offers suggestions on clinical work up during therapy.

Follow up Tests to Teriparatide Therapy

Follow up tests to teriparatide therapy that may be utilized include1

  • total serum calcium

    • If symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, lower energy, or muscle weakness arise, as these may be signs of high blood calcium

  • LS and TH BMD by DXA after 24 months of therapy.1


1. Miller PD, Bilezikian JP, Deal C, et al. Clinical use of teriparatide in the real world: initial insights. Endocr Pract. 2004;10(2):139-148.


BMD = bone mineral density

DXA = dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

LS = lumbar spine

TH = total hip

Date of Last Review: January 21, 2020

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