Forteo has only been on the market for a couple of years. It was my last opportunity to try "something" to reverse the high risk range of osteoporosis. The injections are painless. They come in a pre-filled pen. All you do is prime it, dial up the dosage, and slap a new needle on the end of the pen. Needles are like insulin needles. More of an annoyance to remember to do it!
RECLAST is the name of the new drug recently FDA approved here in the US. It has been developed for those of us that cannot tolerate the Boniva, Fosomax drugs due to digestive tract irritations. It is an ANNUAL IV infused slowly but very costly. However, the dr's office did say that Medicare has approved it for use. We are in the pre-approval stages with my ins carrier, BC/BS, to see if they will cover it. I guess it runs around $3,000. per infusion.
Judy, I definitely agree about many Crohnies/Ileos possibly having these issues. I never even gave it a thought, but I'm glad that my Endocrinologist has taken me on as a challenge, and I am certainly that for him. It's not a life threatening illness, but I want to protect my bones from possible breakages as I age. It's definitely and Absorption issue.
Thanks for listening,
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery