Forsteo May Be Safe Tool to Control Calcium, Phosphate in Children

Forsteo May Be Safe Tool to Control Calcium, Phosphate in Children

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Forsteo May Be Safe Tool to Control Calcium, Phosphate in Children

Twice-daily treatment with Forsteo (teriparatide) — a synthetic parathyroid hormone fragment sold as Forteo in the U.S. — safely and significantly improves calcium and phosphate control in children with hypoparathyroidism who failed to respond to standard treatment, a small study in France shows. During treatment of at least one year, kidney function remained stable in these children, who also reported improvements in quality of life. These findings highlight the therapeutic potential of this off-label medication…

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