People who take too much Forteo may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Forteo Overdose for more information.)
Forteo pens should be stored in the refrigerator at all times. Take the pen out of the refrigerator just long enough to give yourself the injection each day. Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children. Do not freeze it, and do not use any Forteo that has been frozen.
Each Forteo pen can be used for only 28 days after the first use. You must discard the pen after 28 days, even if there is some medicine left in it.
If you do not take your Forteo as scheduled and remember on the same day, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take two doses on the same day.
Forteo is available in one strength: the Forteo pen, which delivers 20 mcg of medicine per injection. Although each pen contains more than enough medicine for 28 doses, you must discard the pen after 28 days after the first use. You will need to purchase pen needles separately in order to use the Forteo pen. Pen needles are specially designed needles that work with pen injection devices. Ask your healthcare provider about the pen needles, as you may need a prescription for them. Pen needles are available at most pharmacies.