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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
10/14/2008 9:18:51 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female 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:
Before starting Forteo, I broke my right hip and had to have it replaced. Doctor told me up front that it would be a 2 year treatment procedure. Have administered the daily shot for 14 months now. I have fallen a couple of times since (hard falls too) with no brakes! I know that it is helping me! Even though I don't like giving myself shots, I hate broke bones worse! Thanks.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/22/2008 1:17:29 PM

Reviewer: Heather49404, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on the Forteo for 9 months because I have osteoporosis/Degenerative Disc Disease. Had surgury on my neck in March 2008. My beginning experience with Forteo was good, however the last two months I have had bad bouts with the my bowels and lack of appetite. My stomach hurts all the time and I'm not hungry. My bone pain has increased and I now am having problems with pain in my jaw. T ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
8/18/2008 4:34:00 PM

Reviewer: Bev, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mother took Forteo for two years for osteoporosis. She also suffered from chronic renal disease. I have been researching Forteo because my mother developed a malignant tumor that wrapped around L4 and L5. By the time it was diagnosed, it was stage 4 and she recently passed away from it. I have read that she should not have taken it because of her renal failure. I am wondering if she should ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/27/2008 10:39:25 AM

Reviewer: concerned , 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this injection from August to December. I had severe joint pain from my shoulders down to my hands. I also had swelling in my wrists, hands, and fingers. I was told no one else had a reaction like this to this drug.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/5/2008 5:16:06 AM

Reviewer: 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:
I was taking Forteo injections for 2 years, maximum. After bone density tests the results no change in low bone mass bone mass, same as before injections, but no more fracturing during injections. I got muscle spasms in calfs, and loss of hair! My hair is still not healthy and got very thin, from Forteo. I'm on Fosomax now and just read that not only at risk for jaw loss but now thigh bone fra ... Show Full Comment

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