Savings and support designed to help you on your treatment journey

You can download the FORTEO co-pay card now and pay as little as $4 per prescription. Click the box to see if you are eligible to get started.

*Terms and Conditions

Patients must have commercial drug insurance for FORTEO. Offer subject to a monthly cap of wholesale acquisition cost plus usual and customary charges and a separate maximum annual benefit of $9,000. This offer is invalid for patients without commercial drug insurance or those whose prescription claims are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicare Part D, Medicaid, TRICARE or any other state or federal program. Offer void where prohibited by law and subject to change or discontinue without notice. Card activation required. Subject to additional terms and conditions, which can be found here. Offer expires 12/31/2020.

Activate your FORTEO (teriparatide injection) co-pay card and start saving

If you already have a FORTEO co-pay card, activate it here or call 1-866-568-8942 before going to the pharmacy.

FORTEO Connect™ is available for free support

Joining FORTEO Connect™ provides access to a team of professionals committed to helping you get off to a good start. FREE support includes:

  • FORTEO information and injection training
  • Insurance investigation

Need help? Call FORTEO Connect™ at 1-866-4-FORTEO (1-866-436-7836).

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Lilly Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program

For eligible patients who need financial assistance with FORTEO, the Lilly Cares Foundation, a nonprofit organization, may be able to help. Go to or call 1-800-545-6962 to learn more.

Indications and Important Safety Information Warning: Potential Risk of Osteosarcoma
Warning: Potential Risk of Osteosarcoma

FORTEO is a prescription medication used in both men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for having broken bones, or fractures. FORTEO is used in both men and women with osteoporosis due to use of glucocorticoid medicines, such as prednisone, for several months, who are at high risk for having broken bones, or fractures. FORTEO can be used by people who have had a fracture related to osteoporosis, or who have several risk factors for fracture, or who cannot use other osteoporosis treatments.

Important Safety Information about FORTEO
What is the most important information I should know about FORTEO?

WARNING: Potential Risk of Osteosarcoma

Possible bone cancer. During drug testing, the medicine in FORTEO caused some rats to develop a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. In people, osteosarcoma is a serious but rare cancer. Osteosarcoma has rarely been reported in people who took FORTEO. It is not known if people who take FORTEO have a higher chance of getting osteosarcoma. Before you take FORTEO, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have Paget’s disease of bone, are a child or young adult whose bones are still growing, or have had radiation therapy.

Who should not take FORTEO?

  • You should not take FORTEO for more than 2 years over your lifetime.
  • Do not use FORTEO if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in FORTEO. Serious allergic reactions have been reported.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking FORTEO?

  • Before you take FORTEO, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have a bone disease other than osteoporosis, have cancer in your bones, have trouble injecting yourself and do not have someone who can help you, have or have had kidney stones, have or have had too much calcium in your blood, take medications that contain digoxin (Digoxin, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin), or have any other medical conditions.
  • Before you take FORTEO, you should also tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. It is not known if FORTEO will harm your unborn baby. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You should not breastfeed while taking FORTEO.
What are the possible side effects of FORTEO?

  • FORTEO can cause serious side effects including a decrease in blood pressure when you change positions. Some people feel dizzy, get a fast heartbeat, or feel faint right after the first few doses. This usually happens within 4 hours of taking FORTEO and goes away within a few hours. For the first few doses, take your injections of FORTEO in a place where you can sit or lie down right away if you get these symptoms. If your symptoms get worse or do not go away, stop taking FORTEO and call your healthcare provider. FORTEO may also cause increased calcium in your blood. Tell your healthcare provider if you have nausea, vomiting, constipation, low energy, or muscle weakness. These may be signs there is too much calcium in your blood.
  • Common side effects of FORTEO include nausea, joint aches, pain, leg cramps, and injection site reactions including injection site pain, swelling and bruising. These are not all the possible side effects of FORTEO. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of Prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Additional safety information about FORTEO

  • The FORTEO delivery device has enough medicine for 28 days. It is set to give a 20-microgram dose of medicine each day. Before you try to inject FORTEO yourself, a healthcare provider should teach you how to use the FORTEO delivery device to give your injection the right way. Inject FORTEO one time each day in your thigh or abdomen (lower stomach area). Do not inject all the medicine in the FORTEO delivery device at any one time. Do not transfer the medicine from the FORTEO delivery device to a syringe. This can result in taking the wrong dose of FORTEO. If you take more FORTEO than prescribed, call your healthcare provider. If you take too much FORTEO, you may have nausea, vomiting, weakness, or dizziness.

How should I store FORTEO?

  • Keep your FORTEO delivery device in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze the FORTEO delivery device. Do not use FORTEO if it has been frozen. Do not use FORTEO after the expiration date printed on the delivery device and packaging. Throw away the FORTEO delivery device after 28 days even if it has medicine in it (see the User Manual).

For more safety information, please see Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning regarding osteosarcoma. See Full User Manual that accompanies the delivery device.

FORTEO® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly AND Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. Any brands other than FORTEO are trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company.