Dosing Information

There is only one recommended dosage, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Forteo Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Forteo include but are not limited to:
  • Dizziness
  • Leg cramps
  • Joint pain.
(Click Forteo Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Forteo

Forteo can potentially interact with a few different medications (see Forteo Drug Interactions).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Forteo if you have:
  • High blood calcium (hypercalcemia)
  • Unexplained high alkaline phosphate levels in the blood
  • Paget's disease of the bone
  • Undergone radiation treatments
  • Bone cancer (or have had bone cancer in the past)
  • Kidney disease, liver disease, or heart disease
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Forteo Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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