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

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/15/2009 8:11:00 PM

Reviewer: Barb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Endocrinologist put me on forteo due to my very poor dexa scores starting in Dec 2007. Blood calcium check was done a few weeks after starting show no loss of calcium. No dexa scan will be done til Dec 2009. I am hoping it has improved my bones. No real side effects from the drug except weight gain especially around mid section and marks from needles. Some of the injections seem to hurt more ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/10/2009 7:46:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I just finished 25 months of treatment-Dexa scan improved by 3 to 7 percent in hips and lumbar spine. Decreased bone denisity in rt. forearm-reason unknown. I had muscle cramps-severe first three months then less severe thoughtout treatment. Well worth it

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/7/2009 10:24:59 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have used Forteo for nearly 2 years due to significant bone loss. My endocrinologist and internist recommended this drug because of results of bone scans and due to 2 fractures in one year. I am anxious to stop use of it sonn because I feel it has contributed to weight gain, body mass. I'm 5 feet, 5 inches and now weigh 140 pounds. I also have Celiac Sprue and take 50000 units 1x per wee ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/25/2009 4:02:43 PM

Reviewer: atlgal, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Forteo for 16 months. After 9 months my bone scan showed an increase from -3.0 to -2.5, which I think is a great result for such a short period of time. I hate needles, but I think the results are worth it. The only side effects I've experienced are sometimes it bruises or bleeds, but not often.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/21/2009 10:07:56 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
right now i'm having trouble with sores in my mouth.i've been on forteo for 14 months.

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