is forteo a phosphate drug?
- ghouly05Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Teriparatide (Forteo®) is a recombinant form of parathyroid hormone, used in the treatment of advanced osteoporosis. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company.
Teriparatide is the portion of human parathyroid hormone (PTH),amino acid sequence 1 through 34 of the complete molecule which contains amino acid sequence 1 to 84. Endogenous PTH is the primary regulator of calcium and phosphate metabolism in bone and kidney. Daily injections of teriparatide stimulate new bone formation leading to increased bone mineral density.
Teriparatide is the first FDA approved agent for the treatment of osteoporosis that stimulates new bone formation.
Based on the description, I would say it is not a phosphate drug.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forteo