Teriparatide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Teriparatide is also known as: Forteo

Teriparatide Pregnancy Warnings

Teriparatide has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed an increased incidence of skeletal deviations or variations at doses approximately 60 times the human dose (based on surface area, mcg per meter squared). Teriparatide is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Teriparatide Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of teriparatide into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that because teriparatide is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, it should not be administered to women who are nursing their children.

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