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What is Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) or Forteo®?

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) is an anabolic treatment for osteoporosis that stimulates new bone growth and reduces fracture risk. PTH is generally reserved for individuals with severe osteoporosis. Studies have demonstrated significant increases in bone mineral density and large decreases in fractures. PTH is a daily injection (like insulin) that is prescribed for 12–24 months. Forteo is approved for men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fractures.

What are the side effects of parathyroid hormone?

Side effects may include dizziness and leg cramps.

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