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Does Stopping Forteo Affect COPD and Osteoporosis?



Is there any research or evidence that the hormone in Forteo may have some positive indication whilst in use on a chronic COPD patient. My 49 year old husband has AVN after constant prednisone treatment and was prescribed Forteo to re-grow damaged bone after humerus replacement. He could only tolerate Forteo every other day to extreme cramps, but since coming off Forteo a couple of months ago, his COPD has become noticably worse? His osteoporosis is also getting worse. Any views on links to this relatively new treatment?


There are sporadic questions on the internet about a potential relationship, but I have not seen an official scientific report.  Usually if there are enough isolated reports, a company will search the database to see if there is any evidence for such an effect.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati