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Bonsity vs. Forteo

Reviewed on 10/29/2019

Are Bonsity and Forteo the Same Thing?

Bonsity (teriparatide injection) and Forteo (teriparatide [rDNA origin]) Injection are parathyroid hormone analogs used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who have a high risk of bone fracture.

Side effects of Bonsity and Forteo that are similar include dizziness, joint pain, nausea, runny nose, headache, diarrhea, constipation, cough, and sore throat.

Side effects of Bonsity that are different from Forteo include body pain and indigestion.

Side effects of Forteo that are different from Bonsity include fast heartbeat within 4 hours after using this medication, muscle cramps or spasms, leg cramps, neck pain, and injection site reactions (pain, swelling, bruising, itching, or redness).

Both Bonsity and Forteo may interact with digoxin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bonsity?

Common side effects of Bonsity include:

  • joint pain,
  • body pain,
  • nausea,
  • runny nose,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • indigestion,
  • cough, and
  • sore throat

What Are Possible Side Effects of Forteo?

Common side effects of Forteo include:

  • muscle cramps or spasms,
  • leg cramps,
  • joint pain,
  • cough,
  • sore throat,
  • runny nose,
  • headache,
  • neck pain,
  • nausea,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea, or
  • injection site reactions (pain, swelling, bruising, itching, or redness).

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Forteo including:

What Is Bonsity?

Bonsity (teriparatide injection) is a parathyroid hormone analog (PTH 1- 34) indicated for treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture; to increase bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture; and for treatment of men and women with osteoporosis associated with sustained systemic glucocorticoid therapy at high risk for fracture.

What Is Forteo?

Forteo (teriparatide [rDNA origin]) Injection is a man-made form of parathyroid hormone that exists naturally in the body used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who have a high risk of bone fracture.

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What Drugs Interact With Bonsity?

Bonsity may interact with digoxin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Bonsity is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Bonsity passes into breast milk. Because of a possible potential for osteosarcoma, breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with Bonsity.

What Drugs Interact With Forteo?

Forteo may interact with digoxin.

How Should Bonsity Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Bonsity is 20 mcg subcutaneously once a day. Bonsity may interact with digoxin.

How Should Forteo Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Forteo is 20 mcg subcutaneously once a day.

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References
FDA. Bonsity Drug Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/211939s000lbl.pdf

Lilly. Forteo Product Information.

https://www.forteo.com
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