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Teriparatide Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis

Treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, to increase of bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, and treatment of men and women with osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy at high risk for fracture:

20 mcg subcutaneously once a day into the thigh or abdominal wall by prefilled pen delivery device.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available

Other Comments

The US FDA requires a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for teriparatide. It includes a Medication Guide and communication plan. Additional information is available at www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111350.htm.

The use of teriparatide for more than 2 years has not been evaluated and is not recommended.