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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Forteo SubQ.

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/19/2013 3:49:56 PM

Reviewer: apprehensive, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Effectiveness and satisfaction to be determined after a year of use (started in July 2013). Due to severe fatigue, and moderate nausea during the first month, had a respite of 10 days then went to injecting every third day. Saw major difference especially with fatigue. I am small bone, weigh 100 lbs. Was on Fosamax for 8 years and had one quarterly Boniva IV with flu like symptoms for 2 months af ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/11/2013 3:03:12 PM

Reviewer: skwaha, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Injected for two years and showed a significant increase in bone mass - even 5+ years later

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/2/2013 6:00:11 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Forteo for 3 months. I have experienced a huge increase in my appetite I am hungry all the time it seems. I've been experiencing weird pains in my joints or possibly bones. My doctor says this could be what they call growing pains but now that I think about it how do I know if it might be bone cancer. These pains have me crying out at times. They cause my body to jerk at ti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/21/2013 4:03:15 PM

Reviewer: C.Gill, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on Forteo for 2 years and just had a bone density scan -- my bone density has decreased from scan two years ago! I feel really let down and angry. This drug is extremely costly and my insurance only picked up a part of it. At age 68 and on Soc. Sec. it was difficult to pay for this ineffective drug. Will see my Dr. soon and What's Next?

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/30/2013 10:57:42 PM

Reviewer: Stonenots, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Glad I didn't read these reviews before taking Forteo! Because of decreased bone mass, I was able to participate in a 6 year study of the effectiveness of denosumab (Prolia). There was some increase in my bone density and I never had any noticeable side effects. Unfortunately, I'm clumsy and had a serious fall, resulting in 5 compression fractures in my back. To build bone, not just mai ... Show Full Comment

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