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What happens if I miss a dose (Forteo)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Forteo)?
Seek medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using teriparatide (Forteo)?
Teriparatide can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid smoking cigarettes, or try to quit smoking altogether. Smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which also may affect your bone mineral density.
What other drugs will affect teriparatide (Forteo)?
Before using teriparatide, tell your doctor if you are taking digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps). You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use teriparatide.
There may be other drugs not listed that can interact with teriparatide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about teriparatide.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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