Forsteo for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

The licence for Forsteo (teriparatide) has been extended to include the treatment of osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy in women and men at increased risk for fracture.

The recommended dose of Forsteo is 20 micrograms administrated once daily by subcutaneous injection in the thigh or abdomen. The maximum total duration of treatment should be 18 months. The 18-month course should not be repeated over a patient’s lifetime.

View Forsteo drug record

Further information: Lilly

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