Review: could Forteo cause Swelling?


Swelling is found among people who take Forteo, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Osteoporosis . We study 59,623 people who have side effects while taking Forteo from FDA and social media. Among them, 284 have Swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling and more.

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Forteo has active ingredients of teriparatide recombinant human. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Forteo 59,813 users)


Swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, weakness, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 27,367 Swelling patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

59,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Forteo.
Among them, 284 people (0.48%) have Swelling

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Forteo cause Swelling?

Time on Forteo when people have Swelling *:

  • < 1 month: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.61 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Swelling when taking Forteo *:

  • female: 95.37 %
  • male: 4.63 %

Age of people who have Swelling when taking Forteo *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.85 %
  • 40-49: 2.56 %
  • 50-59: 29.49 %
  • 60+: 67.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (217 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (29 people)
  • Hot Flush (16 people)
  • Breast Cancer (16 people)
  • Thrombocytopenia (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (57 people)
  • Prednisone (55 people)
  • Prilosec (51 people)
  • Aredia (49 people)
  • Zometa (47 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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