alternative dosages for Tymlos or Forteo

Posted by Laurapearl @laurapearl, Jul 7, 2019

Hi everyone: I’m in my fourth month of Tymlos injections. I’ve noticed from time to time that people mentioned using a variation of the usual dosage of Tymlos or Forteo. For example, instead of one full injection every night, they were injecting every other night, or they were using a reduced amount of the medication in each injection. If you have used an alternative dosage, 1) what was it, 2) why did your doctor suggest it, and 3) how has it worked for you? Thanks!

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@cireland I notice that folks mention taking this medication in the evening. Is that better than morning. Thanks for posting. Chris

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I give myself a shot of Tymlos last thing before I go to bed.

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yes, i inject in the evening also — that way, the side effects don't interfere with starting my day.

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@cireland

I give myself a shot of Tymlos last thing before I go to bed.

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@cireland, @laurapearl, thank you so much for responding. So…you two prefer the evening and for legitimate reasons. I started with mornings because I am not super great about remembering to take nighttime meds. I set the morning meds out so I don't miss them and I just add the injection to my routine. Now I wonder if I shouldn't try evenings. How do you change from morning to evening? It is great to have your assistance. Thank you and have a peaceful sleep tonight. Chris

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I don't know if there is a rule about this, but when I have switched the timing of a med, I insert an intermediate step — i.e., if today, i did a normal morning injection, tomorrow I would do a 2 pm injection, followed by a nighttime injection the next day (and then onward).

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