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When and how to take teriparatide or parathyroid hormone

Teriparatide and parathyroid hormone come in a pen-like syringe. You can inject yourself under the skin (subcutaneously) – usually in the abdomen or thigh. Your healthcare team will show you how to do this.

Teriparatide is usually given every day for 18 months and for a maximum of two years.

It's important to continue treatment as your doctor advises – even though you won't be able to feel whether it's working.

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