Learn how to inject with FORTEO (teriparatide [rDNA origin] injection)
Inject FORTEO in the thigh or abdomen once daily for 24 months* with the easy-to-use FORTEO delivery device. FORTEO must be injected. You cannot take FORTEO as a pill because your stomach would digest the medicine before it has a chance to work.
*You should not take FORTEO for more than 2 years over your lifetime.
Before you try to inject FORTEO by yourself, have your healthcare provider teach you how to use the FORTEO delivery device correctly. Contact your Personal Support Specialist through FORTEO Connect™ for personal, one-on-one instruction. Please talk to your healthcare provider about appropriate injection site rotation.
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Review the FORTEO Delivery Device User Manual.
Yes! In fact, 99.5% of users in a clinical study found it easy to use.
The FORTEO delivery device uses a needle significantly smaller than a typical flu shot needle.
Please refer to the FORTEO User Manual and consult your healthcare provider before injecting yourself for the first time.
Here is some important safety information you should know 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. 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).