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Forsteo ® (teriparatide)
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Forsteo Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
Forsteo® (teriparatide): Short temporary Interruption
The recommended dose of Forsteo is 20 micrograms administered once daily. The impact of a short temporary interruption on clinical outcome is unknown.
an injection is not anticipated to cause withdrawal reactions.
of compliance in the pivotal study
the clinical trial investigating efficacy and safety in
postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the average rate of
compliance with the regimen of injections, assessed on the basis of
returned medication, ranged from 79 to 83 % at each visit.1
result, the known efficacy has been established including a number of
patients who have missed some injections. Whether or not efficacy was
different in patients administering all injections versus patients
missing some injections, is unknown.
for forgotten or missed Injection
you forget or cannot take Forsteo at your usual time, take it as soon
as possible on that day.2
not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
not take more than one injection in the same day.
not try to make up for a missed dose.
Neer RM, Arnaud CD, Zanchetta JR, et al. Effect of parathyroid
hormone (1-34) on fracturesand bone mineral density in postmenopausal
women with osteoporosis. N Engl J Med.2001;344(19):1434-1441.
Forsteo [package leaflet]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The
Date of Last Review:November 11, 2019
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