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Review: could Forteo cause Swelling?

Summary: Swelling could be caused by Forteo, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Synthroid, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 56,561 people who have side effects while taking Forteo from FDA and social media. Among them, 274 have Swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling and more.

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Forteo

Forteo (latest outcomes from 56,663 users) has active ingredients of teriparatide recombinant human. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Swelling

Swelling (latest reports from 179,708 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 56,571 people reported to have side effects when taking Forteo. Among them, 274 people (0.48%) have Swelling. They amount to 0.15% of all the 178,791 people who have Swelling on eHealthMe.

Trend of Swelling in Forteo reports

Time on Forteo when people have Swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swelling23.21%39.29%17.86%14.29%5.36%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Swelling when taking Forteo * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.26%3.37%27.72%68.65%

Severity of Swelling when taking Forteo ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Swelling ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (274 people, 100.00%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (29 people, 10.58%)
  3. Lactose intolerance (26 people, 9.49%)
  4. Pain (25 people, 9.12%)
  5. Blood pressure (22 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (89 people, 32.48%)
  2. Nexium (84 people, 30.66%)
  3. Ambien (81 people, 29.56%)
  4. Prednisone (74 people, 27.01%)
  5. Vitamin d (70 people, 25.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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