Teriparatide for Osteoporosis
Why It Is Used
Teriparatide is used to treat severe Reference osteoporosis Opens New Window in people at high risk for bone fractures. It can be used by both men and women. Teriparatide treatment is reserved for people with severe osteoporosis who are unable to take other medicines or for whom other medicines are not effective. The reasons why teriparatide is used after other treatments include its high cost, need for daily injections, and unknown long-term effects.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 6, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine