×
MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
 
 
 
 
 
GET - On the App Store
View
Drug Guide
 
 

Teriparatide

 
Bookmark
  •  
    Subcut
    Teriparatide
    Forteo 
  • Mechanism of Action

  • Synthetic parathyroid hormone (PTH). Continuous PTH administration primarily stimulates osteoclast differentiation, while intermittent PTH administration (daily teriparatide) primarily stimulates osteoblast differentiation.

Clinical Use

  • Indications

  • Severe post-menopausal osteoporosis or osteoporosis in males, that is refractory to other medications.
  • Contraindications
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Malignancy
  • Renal disease
  • Adverse Effects
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea / constipation
  • Arthralgia
  • Dizziness
  • Osteosarcoma (in rats)
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now
   
 
 

Snapshot: Initialising...