How should I use abaloparatide?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Abaloparatide is injected under the skin, usually once per day. A healthcare provider may teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand all instructions.
Never share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe even if you changed the needle. Sharing these devices can pass infections from person to person.
Use abaloparatide at the same time each day with or without food or drink.
Prepare an injection only when you are ready to give it. Call your pharmacist if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors or has particles in it.
Use only the injection pen provided with abaloparatide. Do not transfer the medicine to a syringe or other injection device or you could get an overdose.
Your healthcare provider will show you where on your body to inject abaloparatide. Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.
Abaloparatide can cause dizziness. Always give your injection at a time and place where you can sit or lie down for a short time.
Use a needle and syringe only once and then place them in a puncture-proof "sharps" container. Follow state or local laws about how to dispose of this container. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Abaloparatide is only part of a complete treatment program that also includes diet changes, exercise, taking vitamin or mineral supplements, and changing certain behaviors. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.
You may need medical tests during and after treatment.
Before first use, store the medication in the refrigerator.
After first use, store the medication for up to 30 days at room temperature.
Do not freeze or expose to heat.
Each prefilled injection pen contains enough abaloparatide for 30 separate injections. Throw the pen away after 30 days, even if there is still medicine left inside.
Abaloparatide is often given for only 2 years. Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with this medicine.