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Forsteo ® (teriparatide)
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Forsteo Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
Forsteo® (teriparatide): Needles
Forsteo can be used with insulin pen needles. We recommend Forsteo should be used with Becton Dickinson and Company (BD) needles. The Novo (30 and 32G) and Terumo (33G) needles may be used as well. No needles are supplied with the product.
Needle Gauge and Length
length of the needle does not affect how much teriparatide is
injected. The accuracy of the dose is the same for all needles, as
long as the directions in the user manual are followed.1
confirmed these BD needles work well with Forsteo:1
mm x 4 mm, 32G
mm x 5 mm, 31G
mm x 8 mm, 31G
Needles Other Than BD
recommend Forsteo should be used with needles from Becton Dickinson
(BD). Forsteo has also been tested with the Novo (30 and 32 G) and
Terumo (33 G) needles. These needles may be used with Forsteo.1
Needles that Have Been Tested
are three kinds of safety needles that can be used with Forsteo:
Nordisk Novofine Autocover
safety needles have been tested with Forsteo and have been found to
Information on Needles
needles are supplied with the product. The device can be used with
insulin pen injection needles.2
decision on needle gauge and length remains at the discretion of the
physician or pharmacist.3
Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
Forsteo [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland
B.V., The Netherlands.
Forsteo [user manual]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.
Date of Last Review:April 24, 2020
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