Parathyroid Hormone & Analogs

Forteo (teriparatide)

Teriparatide, sold under the brand name Forteo, is a form of parathyroid hormone (PTH) consisting of the first (N-terminus) 34 amino acids, which is the bioactive portion of the hormone. It is an effective anabolic (promoting bone formation) agent used in the treatment of some forms of osteoporosis...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Forteo                                                                                                                                      Average retail cost: $4,886/pen

Natpara (parathyroid hormone)

Recombinant human parathyroid hormone, sold under the brand names Preotact and Natpara, is an artificially manufactured form of the parathyroid hormone used to treat hypoparathyroidism. Recombinant human parathyroid hormone is used in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of osteoporotic fractures. A significant reduction in the incidence of vertebral fractures has been demonstrated...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Natpara                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: *

 

* This drug is only available at select specialty pharmacies, which usually means it may be expensive.

Tymlos (abaloparatide)

Abaloparatide (brand name Tymlos) is a parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) analog drug used to treat osteoporosis...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Tymlos                                                                                                                              Average retail cost: *

 

* This drug is only available at select specialty pharmacies, which usually means it may be expensive.

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