Forteo

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CVS PHARMACY Retail

$5,273.39

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32%

$3,571.22 With Free Coupon
WALMART PHARMACY Retail

$5,273.39

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32%

$3,571.22 With Free Coupon
SAFEWAY PHARMACY
$3,766.64 With Free Coupon
COSTCO Retail

$4,448.51

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14%

$3,816.12 With Free Coupon
WALGREENS Retail

$5,273.39

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27%

$3,826.11 With Free Coupon
HARRIS TEETER PHARMACY
$3,857.48 With Free Coupon
WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS INC
$3,865.60 With Free Coupon
CVS PHARMACY #
$4,258.24 With Free Coupon
COSTCO PHARMACY
$4,304.97 With Free Coupon
GIANT PHARMACY
$4,305.22 With Free Coupon
AKINA PHARMACY
$4,483.41 With Free Coupon
MY DR'S PHARMACY
$4,483.41 With Free Coupon
HARRIS TEETER
$4,484.81 With Free Coupon
HEALTH STAR PHARMACY
$4,484.81 With Free Coupon
LIBERTY PHARMACY & MEDICAL SUPPLIES
$4,484.81 With Free Coupon
LOUDOUN COMMUNITY PHARMACY
$4,484.81 With Free Coupon
WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS, INC.
$4,484.81 With Free Coupon
RX+PHARMACY
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LOUDOUN PHARMACY
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Forteo

Drug Info for forteo

Teriparatide injection is used to treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause ('change in life,' end of menstrual periods), who are at high risk of fractures (broken bones), and cannot use other osteoporosis treatments. It is also used to increase bone mass in men with certain types of osteoporosis who are at high risk for having broken bones (fractures), and who cannot use other osteoporosis treatments. Teriparatide injection is also used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who are taking corticosteroids (a type of medication that may cause osteoporosis in some patients) who are at high risk of fractures (broken bones), and cannot use other osteoporosis treatments. Teriparatide injection contains a synthetic form of natural human hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). It works by causing the body to build new bone and by increasing bone strength and density (thickness).

  • By injection

You might not use all of the medicine in each prefilled pen. Throw away any unused medicine after 28 days, even if there is still medicine in it.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide and the User Manual. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Injection routeIf you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

If the medicine in the prefilled syringe has changed color, or if you see particles in it, do not use it.

You may take calcium and vitamin D supplements while you are using this medicine if needed. Follow your doctor's instructions about how to take these supplements.

Injection routeYou will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.

Use a new needle each time you inject your medicine. Do not store the prefilled pen with the needle attached.

Injection routeYou may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. It is usually given in the stomach or thigh.

You should receive the first several injections of this medicine while sitting or lying down if needed, until you know how this medicine affects you.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to teriparatide.

This medicine may increase your risk of having a bone cancer.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you have kidney disease (including kidney stones), parathyroid disease, other bone disease (including Paget's disease of the bone), or a history of bone cancer. Tell your doctor if you had a bone radiation treatment.

Do not breastfeed during treatment with this medicine.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you. Stand or sit up slowly if you feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

When this medicine was tested in rats, some of the rats developed bone cancer. It is not known if the same thing could happen in people. Your risk of bone cancer may be higher if you have Paget's disease or another bone disease, or if you are still growing. Your risk may also be higher if you have ever had bone cancer, or if you have had external beam or implant radiation treatment on your bones. Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had any of these bone conditions or treatments.

You are more likely to get dizzy, lightheaded, or have a pounding heartbeat when you first start using this medicine. Sit or lie down if this happens. Call your doctor if these side effects do not go away, or get worse.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Some medicines can affect how teriparatide works. Tell your doctor if you are using digoxin.

Make sure your doctor knows if you have hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in your blood), or if you have a disease that may cause you to have hypercalcemia, such as hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid gland).

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Fast, pounding, uneven heartbeat
  • Dizziness, faintness, lightheadedness
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness.
  • Headache
  • Skin rash.
  • Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given
  • Sweating.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach
Frequently Asked Questions

Forteo, a brand-name drug, is a calcium regulator that is used to treat osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. It lowers the risk of fractures by strengthening the bone.

While there are other drugs available on the market that also work to treat osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women, there are not currently any drugs similar to Forteo available in the U.S. Contact your doctor for more information on this drug and alternative drugs available to determine the best treatment for you.

Forteo can cost around $3,693 for 2.4 milliliters, 600 mcg/2.4 ml subcutaneous device, depending on the pharmacy. Luckily, there are a few ways to save money. To reduce the high Forteo retail price, print our free Forteo coupon card and get up to 80% off when you fill your prescription at your local pharmacy.

Forteo is a brand name of teriparatide, but a generic version of this drug is not currently available. You can use our free Forteo discount card to reduce the cost of this drug by up to 80% when you purchase this medication at a participating local pharmacy.

Forteo subcutaneous device is only available in 600 mcg/2.4 ml strength. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

There are several ways to save on Forteo. You can save on your Forteo cost by using a free coupon available from the manufacturer’s website. Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN), HealthWell Foundation Copay Program, and Lilly Cares Patient Assistance Program are Patient Assistance Programs that assists eligible patients with access to medications such as Forteo. Contact these programs directly for more information. You can also use our free coupon. Our customers typically find that they save more by using our OptionRx savings card.