A hormone - It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss
What is this medicine?TERIPARATIDE (terr ih PAR a tyd) increases bone mass and strength. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss. This medicine is used to prevent bone fractures.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine comes in an injection pen device. This pen injects the medicine under your skin. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You will be taught how to use this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Do not use this medicine if it has solid particles in it, or if it is cloudy or colored. It should be clear and colorless.
Be sure that you are using your pen device correctly. A patient information sheet for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.