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): Use beyond the 28 Days in Use Period

Forsteo should only be used for a total of 28 days once the delivery device is used for the first time.

Summary of Product Characteristics

You can use Forsteo for up to 28 days after the first injection, as long as the pen is stored in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C).1

Each pen should be properly disposed of after 28 days, even if it is not completely empty.1

Chemical, physical and microbiological in-use stability has been demonstrated for 28 days at 2-8°C. Once opened, the product may be stored for a maximum of 28 days at 2°C to 8°C. Other in-use storage times and conditions are the responsibility of the user.2


1. Forsteo [package leaflet]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

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

Date of Last Review: November 11, 2019

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