Forteo (Teriparatide) for Osteoporosis
Available by prescription only, teriparatide (Forteo™) is a medication that is approved to treat men and women with osteoporosis who are at a high risk for fractures (broken bones). It is different from most other osteoporosis drugs in that it cannot be taken by mouth; instead, it is given as an injection once a day.
Teriparatide can be an effective medication for building bone, but you still need to make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D during treatment. This product cannot build bone without these substances.
(Click What Is Teriparatide Used For? to read more about using this drug for osteoporosis. This article gives a detailed description of how it works and provides information on other conditions it can be used to treat.)