and has been now told to take it. she was on alendronate for 2 years which did not help. she has severe bone pains starting at coccyx and going down to her feet. would forteo help pain too by rebuilding bone? i am in india and want to start it for her immediately. the doctor is keen but we do not know anyone who is on it.
Forteo is a man-made form of a hormone called parathyroid that exists naturally in the body. Forteo increases bone density and increases bone strength to help prevent fractures.
Forteo is used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who have a high risk of bone fracture.
Your doctor would need to check that it is suitable for her to take. Dose adjustment may be necessary if she has hyperparathyroidism.
- Forteo Information for Consumers
- Forteo Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Forteo (detailed)
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