Abaloparatide has been shown to increase bone tumors (osteosarcoma) in rats. However, this occurred at doses higher than the usual human dose. It is unknown if this medication can cause bone tumors in humans. This medication should not be used if you have an increased risk for bone tumors (including if you have Paget's disease of bone or if you have had radiation treatment involving the bones). Discuss the details and the benefits and risks of this medication with your doctor before starting treatment.
Abaloparatide is used to treat bone loss (osteoporosis) for women after menopause who are at high risk of having broken bones (fractures). It is similar to a natural hormone in your body (parathyroid hormone). It works by increasing bone density and strength. This effect helps to decrease the risk of having a fracture.This medication should not be used for children or young adults whose bones are still growing.
How to use Abaloparatide Pen Injector
Read the Medication Guide and Instructions For Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using abaloparatide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product package. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin.
Inject this medication under the skin of the abdomen area as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. When you give the first several doses, make sure you are in a place where you can sit or lie down if you have dizziness.
Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
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