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What is teriparatide (Forteo) for osteoporosis?

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Teriparatide (Forteo) is a synthetic version of the human parathyroid hormone, which helps to regulate calcium metabolism. It promotes the growth of new bone.

Forteo should be used only in men with osteoporosis and postmenopausal women.

From: Forteo for Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

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National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health.

Osteoporosis from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 12, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health.

Osteoporosis from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 12, 2017

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