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Forteo and Alcohol Interaction

Forteo and Alcohol

Forteo generic name teriparatide is a synthetic form of a hormone known as parathyroid that exists naturally in the body and serves to increase bone density and increases bone strength which helps prevent fractures. It is used to treat osteoporosis in both men and women but may be used for other purposes.

This drug is given as an injection.

Forteo may cause side effects that can impair your thinking or reactions. Do not drive or do anything that requires your full attention. Avoid smoking cigarettes, best to quit entirely as smoking or drinking can reduce the bodies bone mineral density which will makr fractures more likely.

Do not drink alcohol or smoke while using Forteo as the side effects may be greatly increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug, any or drug or substance, if you have Paget’s disease or any other bone disorder, high blood levels of calcium or alkaline phosphatise, hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, history of bone cancer or radiation treatment or if you have had kidney stones.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild dizziness, pain, redness, bruising, itching or swelling at injection site, leg cramps, joint pain, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, neck pain, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, light headed, faint at time of injection, fast or pounding heartbeats at time of injection, severe nausea, vomiting, constipation or muscle weakness.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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