What else should I know about teriparatide and parathyroid hormone?
Calcium and vitamin D
It's important to get enough calcium and vitamin D. You may be prescribed a daily supplement of calcium and/or vitamin D if your doctor thinks you may have a deficiency.
Other medicines and vaccinations
It's usually fine to take other medicines alongside teriparatide or parathyroid hormone, but check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medications.
There's no reason why you shouldn't have vaccinations while you're on teriparatide or parathyroid hormone.
Alcohol is unlikely to interact with teriparatide or parathyroid hormone. However, heavy drinking is a risk factor for osteoporosis and for having falls so it's recommended that you drink alcohol only in moderation.
Fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding
Teriparatide and parathyroid hormone are usually used only for the most severe forms of progressive osteoporosis, so it's very unlikely that they would be used in women of child-bearing age.