Parathyroid hormones manage the calcium and phosphates of the bone. If the calcium levels in the blood are low, then the parathyroid hormones produce more PTH into the bloodstream. If calcium levels are too high, then the parathyroid hormones release less PTH and reverses the whole process. This means the PTH will release too much calcium into the bloodstream too fast. When there is too much calcium in the bloodstream it can cause build up in the arteries. This build up puts you at risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. When there is not enough calcium in your bones, they will become porous and brittle. Brittle bones are at a high risk for fractures and breakage.
Parathyroid Hormones Drugs
Below you will find a list of drugs that fall under the class of Parathyroid Hormones.
Parathyroid Hormones Uses
Osteoporosis is a condition that is caused by having too little calcium in the bones. This condition causes your bones to become weak and thin due to the loss of calcium. Bumping into things, and even sneezing can cause serious fractures in some cases. The medicine, you can take to help manage osteoporosis, is teriparatide.
Teriparatide is a new drug that is given during parathyroid hormone treatments. This drug is a generic version of actual parathyroid hormones. The medicine stimulates new bone growth to keep them from fracturing. It’s also responsible for regulating calcium metabolism. Another osteoporosis medication regulates bone loss by inhibiting bone restoration. Teriparatide is the only FDA drug that rebuilds bones.
Parathyroid Hormones Side Effects
The side effects of Tariparatide are:
- swelling of the face tongue and throat due to allergic reactions
- muscle cramps
- spasms or swelling may occur at site injection for some patients
Parathyroid Hormones Interactions
Teriparatide is a drug that is usually self-injected into your skin. It reduces fractures in men and women containing osteoporosis before and after menopause. This is a drug that rebuilds bones, so it is only safe for those that have thinning bones, fractures and or no response to their current osteoporosis treatments. This drug hasn’t fully established its long time safety guidelines yet. As a result, the FDA only approves the use of this drug for 24 months for each user.
It should also not be used by anyone that has a high risk of bone tumors. Telling your doctor about any other drugs you are taking, allergies, conditions or pre-treated diseases is very important before using this drug. For this drug, has inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other complications.
The use of this drug while taking other medications can effect the use of those medications already being taken. This can also improve your chances of experiencing serious side effects. Because this drug can cause dizziness avoid driving, operating machinery, or anything else that requires alertness unless you are ready and sure you can perform these activities safely.
If you are pregnant and taking Teriparatide it, should only be used when needed. It is currently unknown if this drug passes into your breast milk so consult your doctor before breastfeeding.