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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
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

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/13/2013 12:03:47 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
ON FORTEO FOR 18 MONTHS. SHOTS NOT TOO BAD BUT BRUISES ARE UNENDING. I JUST TOOK A DEXA TEST YESTERDAY. IT IS WORSE IN THE SPINE THAN BEFORE FORTEO, THE FEMUR WAS THE SAME. DOC WANTS ME BACK ON FOSAMAX THAT I TOOK FOR 10 YRS WITH ALL SIDE EFFECTS AND IT DID NOT WORK. NEW DOC?

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/15/2013 10:55:16 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
During my second month on Forteo, I began to have bouts of vertigo and general dizziness. Driving a car became hazardous, and I had trouble just walking a straight line. Dosing every other day diminished my symptoms somewhat. I went off Forteo for two weeks. Subsequently, after my first injection the dizziness returned. I stopped the treatment. (I weigh 85 pounds and I believe that the stand ... Show Full Comment

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