Forsteo ® (teriparatide)

This information is intended for UK registered healthcare professionals only as a scientific exchange in response to your search for information. Please refer to the link for full prescribing information: Forsteo Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Forsteo® (teriparatide): Latex

Natural rubber latex is known to cause allergic reactions in some people and is not used in the manufacturing of Forsteo. However, the pen contains some dry natural rubber and is therefore NOT latex free.

Where in Forsteo is the dry natural rubber latex used?

A small amount of dry natural rubber (DNR) latex is used in the orange rubber stopper (septum). The septum is on the front end 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 to Forsteo

Allergic reactions to Forsteo or its components are rarely reported.1

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

References

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

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

Date of Last Review: October 11, 2019

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