2 patient evaluations for Teriparatide

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for to re-build bone density)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mcg/2.4 mL Daily

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Oct 17, 2011 (Started Sep 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mcg/2.4 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Definitely take this treatment if you can afford it. It is the ONLY osteoporosis drug that has kept me from losing bone mass (the first year) and allowed me to gain some bone mass (the 2nd year). With the allowed treatment at an end I don't know what I am going to do now but my doctor thinks I should stay off all osteoporosis drugs for the following year to see what happens -- perhaps the Forteo will continue to work for a while yet.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 17, 2009 (Started Sep 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mcg/2.4 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I thought this might be difficult to do myself due to my dexterity problems but it is easier than I thought. This is the last thing for me to try since I've failed Fosamax, and Reclast. Bone density just keeps worsening.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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