What are teriparatide and parathyroid hormone and why are they prescribed?
Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium levels and so helps new bone formation. Teriparatide is a synthetic form which may be given to people with osteoporosis to reduce the risk of fractures. Read more
When and how to take teriparatide or parathyroid hormone
Teriparatide and parathyroid hormone are taken as an injection under the skin, which you can learn to do yourself. Read more
What are the possible risks and side-effects of teriparatide and parathyroid hormone?
Teriparatide and parthyroid hormone are usually well tolerated and side-effects are usually minor. Read more
What else should I know about teriparatide and parathyroid hormone?
Teriparatide and parathyroid hormone are unlikely to affect other medicines or vaccinations. But it's recommended that you drink alcohol only in moderation. Read more