FORTEO Reviews

Average Rating: 2.8 (89 Ratings)

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 4  osteoproisis I did not realize I was having a side effect until a year changing to Prolea. During time on Forteo i was urinating quite often. Like clock work every 2 hours I would be up at night urinating. I have gone to many specialists and could find anything wrong. Even tried acupuncture . Just recently stumbled upon the urination problem. The frequent urination was only at night (every 2 hours).. Daytime fine. Now, nearly 4 years later I still have the problem with urination at night. I have problems with acid sores in private area. Now, after being off Forteo I still have the problem. Has anyone out there experienced the same problem. F 81 2 years
30 1X D
10/11/2021
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 3  Low bone density I am a nurse and this drug is not for the faint at heart. Bone pain has showed up at random rotating areas of the skeleton. First week neck pain where the parathyroid is. Awareness of my heart. Very thirsty but that subsided. Knee pain first then toes. Legs by 6 weeks in I had a 9/10 pain all over the skeleton, especially ribs. I am very active and had to pause the drug 3 days at the 6 werk mark and pain subsided. I reluctantly started back up after that. I take it at night because that pulse of hormone makes me feel headachey and not good for a couple hours. I can tolerate it now. I dont feel my best on it but I can endure it. I am toughing it out but bone pain is a new norm I never had. I quickly feel great when i dont take it. But I dont see a lot of options. I want to stay active as long as I can so the best case scenario is to endure the yuck of this drug and make it another 20 or so yrs doing what I want to do. F 52 4 months
1X D
7/27/2021
 2  To strengthen my bones Incredible joint pain in my arms and knees. Tired all the time Lethargy F 69 4 months
Injection 1X D
3/1/2021
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 3  Spine surgery Weight gain, increase in abdominal girth, headaches, depression and fatigue. Finally get to quit this med in March 2021. F 58 11 months
20 mg 1X D
2/24/2021
 1  Osteoporosis Hair loss F 63 1 days
1X D
2/18/2021
 4  Spine surgery Hair loss, blurred vision, headaches, more frequent urination Wasn't able to inject in stomach so have to inject in my legs. F 67 17 months
20 mg 1X D
11/15/2020
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 4  severe osteoporosis Apparent Hair loss. Frequent Urination. Seems to have a mild stimulating effect. I can exercise ( jogging & workout at the gym ) right after injection,with no problems. Improvement in BMD after 4 months of treatment .per DEXA scan. I am hopeful for good results after the 2 year Treatment M 69 9 months
60 mcg 1X D
10/25/2020
 1  Osteoporosis prior to surgery Headache within 5 minutes, rapid heartbeat, unmotivated, depressed, and weight gain. I have never in my life had a weight problem. I've been 110 since the day I married and immediately gained 10 pounds within 2 months. I can hardly eat without gaining a pound. I've added at least 2-3 inches to my waist. I feel terrible... tired all the time. I hate this so much! F 49 3 months
1X D
9/12/2020
 3  osteoporosis side effect free until recent hair loss F 67 10 months
20 1X D
9/9/2020
 4  Fractured T12 Weight gain. Leg cramps, neck pain. Gerd. Results have been good but hate side effects. Ready to be off shots Cost is expensive F 62 17 months
30 1X D
9/8/2020
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 5  Osteoporosis Slight leg aches at night Some bruising at injection sight but minimal F 75 100 days
1X D
7/7/2020
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 1  Osteoporosis due to taking Prednisone First few days had nausea which I could cope with. On the eighth day I woke up with excruciating pain in my hips. Couldnít contact anyone to ask what to do but couldnít face taking more. F 69 7 days
20mcg
3/25/2020
 3  Three months High blood pressure Muscle and joint pain Lose of balance Blurred vision Headaches Never had high blood pressure before 160/80 I've had headache but nothing like now F 83 3 months
30mg
1/6/2020
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 2  Osteoporosis Blurred vision, chemical taste in my mouth, excessive thirst, heartburn, facial numbness. After 90 days of using Forteo I experienced facial numbness. Came off drug after discussing with my doctor. Have been off the drug 4 days now and numbness is still there. F 63 90 days
20 mcg
12/22/2019
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 3  thin bones, several breaks Started noticing some discomfort mostly below my waist about month seven. Thought it all was arthritis starting so told myself to ďbuck upĒ. Iíve lost focus and any driving force to complete tasks. Not worth much on the job. I also have extreme fatigue and am sleeping all through the weekends with a heating pads my thighs. Feel terrible tingling sensations in my feet and lower legs like they are waking up from being asleep. I thought It was neuropathy. Pain is pretty severe. I donít remember my broken back or any other of my breaks hurting like this. When I broke my back I was given pain meds. I took very few of them often biting them in half. In the last two months I have taken the remains 50% of the bottle. So 50% of the bottle in 11 months and 50% in the last two. Also gained a little weight and have more headaches. I seem to be depressed. Iíve tried all kinds of OTC products to find pain relief. The pharmacy that fills my Forteo prescription has recently been asking me about side effects. My answer has been no because I never thought these things could be caused by the drug. Just thought body getting older. Never considered Forteo the cause. Wanted to be theIr poster child. Found reviews experiencing some of my symptoms. I need the Forteo for my bones but Iím unsure I can exist with these problems. I donít need to be the grandmother made of glass but my quality of life has changed lately. I so wish I knew what to do. Please tell CONCERNED! F 68 10 months
20
11/18/2019
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 1  Osteoporosis Tightness in chest, nausea, indigestion, pain in eye and jaw and vision problems Advised not to take if you have RA. F 72 14 days
1X D
11/6/2019
 4  Osteoporosis..-2.5, -3.5, -2.7 weird pains and cramps...nothing too alarming. However, I won't be taking the next step of Prolia. centerforhealthjournalism.org/2015/03/21/prolia-another-wonder-drug-wasnt F 73 9 months
1X D
11/2/2019
 3  Ostoporosi Lancinanti spasmi alla Siena e alle anche. Depressione, gambe doloranti, stati influenzali,tosse, perdita di appetito, stanchezza, F 62 1 years
20 MG
10/19/2019
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 1  Osteoporosis Swelling, bruising, itching, short of breath, rapid heart rate that lasted for several hours ,nausea, dizziness, diarrhea , pain in back and leg Bad reaction, did not work for me F 61 1 days
1X D
10/19/2019
 3  Fractured Spine - Osteoprorosis I am having pain in my legs and hips similar to child growth pains only at night while in bed. Also, when I turn my head on the pillow or while washing my face, etc., I get dizzy, kind of vertigo just for a moment. Had night sweats that have subsided. So, not sure if these symptons are from the Forteo, or possibly from the steroid injections for my back, or both. M 61 90 days
1X D
9/20/2019
  

FORTEO  (TERIPARATIDE RECOMBINANT HUMAN):  Teriparatide is used to treat bone loss (osteoporosis) in people who have a high risk of getting fractures. It is similar to a natural hormone in your body (parathyroid hormone). It works by increasing bone mass and strength. This effect helps to decrease the risk of getting a fracture. This medication is not recommended for use in children or young adults whose bones are still growing.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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