What Are The Uses Of Teriparatide?
Teriparatide is a synthetic analogue of parathyroid hormone. Main use of Teriparatide is in treatment of osteoporosis (weakening of bones) in men and women who have high risk of bone fractures. Teriparatide helps body to build new bones and increase the bone strength by regulating calcium and phosphate.
What Are The Side Effects Of Teriparatide?
Following side effects of Teriparatide are well documented and mild in nature.
- Muscle cramps or spasms (usually in leg)
What Are The Contraindications Of Teriparatide?
Teriparatide should be prescribed with special attention to the patient of osteosarcoma (malignant tumor of bone) and Paget's disease (bonedisorder that results in enlarged, deformed bones).
Avoid using Teriparatide in person having high level of serum alkaline phosphate or he has taken radiation therapy recently.